The installation: When All There is to do is Love, is a body of work which consists of 35 second-hand kimonos that have been cut up by hand. Small heart-shaped pieces were cut, one by one, from the fabric of each kimono. In the end there were approximately 60,000 heart-shaped kimono petals which were displayed in a pile on the floor. This pile was just underneath a human-sized tassel like object which was suspended from the gallery’s ceiling. The tassel was made from what remained as the remnant pieces of the kimono: the seams.
This work explored ideas of physical impermanence and was created while living in Kyoto, Japan as a Monbugakusho scholarship recipient.