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Video: Art installation at Point Woronzof addresses depression and mental illness

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  • Updated: May 31, 2016
  • Published November 25, 2015

Volunteers shrugged off 7 inches of new snow and a stiff wind that made near-whiteout conditions on Point Woronzof Road to set up a sprawling outdoor art installation titled "100Stone."

At 9 a.m. Saturday, three dozen people were busy with shovels and snowblowers clearing a path to the beach below the Point Woronzof Park parking lot, adjusting rebar stakes and setting up tripod hoists to lift dozens of human statues into position along the shore of Cook Inlet.

Conceived by Anchorage artist Sarah Davies, "100Stone" uses forms taken from body casts of people affected by mental illness over the past two years. Davies, who has suffered from acute depression herself, said she hoped the installation would lead viewers to a realization of how many people struggle with various forms of mental illness and perhaps provide a sense of release from the loneliness that sufferers often feel.

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