Time Warp through Coraline’s Door and into Treasure! Dream House
Created by Sushmita Mazumdar
When Sushmita left India to come to the US to marry her sweetheart, she
had to tear herself away from a family, a place, a culture, and an
identity that had formed over 29 years. As she started her new family in
a new culture a new identity started to form. She was now also a wife,
and immigrant, a foreigner, and a mom. And then, she was an artist and
writer. When her friend asked her why all the stories she writes for her
handmade artist’s storybooks were about a girl from India, Sushmita
realized that a physical move hardly represents places where the soul
In her Dream Room: Time Warp through Coraline’s Door and into Treasure! Sushmita imagines a place for the unfinished conversations, the constellations of untold stories, and the characters from her life that are lost in time. She dreams of a tiny Coraline’s door of her own that would take her into another world, through a tear in time, where she could meet people like they were “back then” so she could finish the conversations and record the stories from that vast treasure she left behind.
Dream Houses will remain in the Small Stories exhibition until it closes on January 22, 2017. The National Building Museum will then contact purchaser with details about how they can obtain their items, and any shipping charges will be determined at that time.
Please note: All sales are final.