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Sheila Eder

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Sheila Eder

Sheila Eder

"Path Station 2015"

Collage , 17" x 14"

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Artist Statement

One of the most striking features at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan is the Calatrava-designed PATH station.  (PATH is a commuter train that runs between New York and New Jersey.  The original station was destroyed on 9/11.)   I took many photographs while this bird-like structure was under construction.  I was really struck by the contrast between the beautiful and the chaotic, by the concrete forms and their reflections on the glass walls of surrounding buildings.  The objective of the collage was to convey symmetry within the chaos of this construction site.

Note:  Now that the PATH station is completed and open to the public, it has been renamed The Oculus.


Sheila Eder was born in Muskogee,Oklahoma and raised in Detroit.  Her artistic ventures began with the violin, culminating with study with the then-concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony, Mischa Mischakoff.

After an East Coast orchestra tour, Ms. Eder decided against a career in music, and instead earned graduate degrees in psychology, public health and public administration.  She retired from a long-held university job in 2013.

Since retiring, Ms. Eder has pursued an interest in collage and mixed media, studying at Cooper Union and at the Art Center of the 92nd Street Y.   She has lived in Lower Manhattan since 1981.  Her work has been exhibited in New York and in several online galleries.