T. Kelly Mason is an artist from Los Angeles. Mason has been exhibiting worldwide since 1990 and is currently spending time in St. Louis as a visiting professor of art at Washington University. The 2 projects are the result of the Centre du Monde residency on Belle-Île-en-Mer, France. This marks the second time Mason has lived across the street from a house that Claude Monet had inhabited. Though he spent a month alone on the island, he has yet to find a successful respite from everyday life and intends to keep looking.