Christine Osinski is a versatile artist that took refuge in Staten Island during the early 1980’s because her and her husband were pushed out of Downtown Manhattan due to rising rent. They purchased a home in the New Brighton section of Staten Island and she was inspired by the vernacular architecture and the “Working Class Milieu” that reminded her of her hometown in South Side, Chicago. She found the “unconscious arrangements” that she photographed to be somewhat surreal.

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