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DANCE OF THE DEAD

The work, Dance of the Dead refers to both; the kimono like costume as well as the performance based installation featuring such costume.  The entire garment is made from old kimonos that have been hand cut into heart shaped pieces and hand-stitched together.  Symbolically unifying the worlds of the living and the dead together, the garment […]

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SURRENDER

The work, Surrender concludes the series of seven installations which ran the course of two years exploring ideas of physical impermanence and meditation practices.  The performance for this work was depicted through photographs only.  Presented in a time sequential manner, with the sky growing increasingly dark, the photographs document a practice of prostration.  Utilizing a […]

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HONEN-IN

Honen-in is a Zen Buddhist temple in the eastern mountains of Kyoto with a history of supporting the arts.  This performance based installation at Honen-in Kobe was open to the public for an eight day stretch, seven hours a day.  Throughout this time I would be found sitting motionless except for the quiet and slow […]

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FROM THE REMAINS

From the Remains is a hand-stitched textile inspired by the history of the Buddhist Rag Robe.  This work represents the final conclusion to a year long studio practice of cutting heart shaped pieces one by one from second hand kimonos.  As part of a series of seven installations, this work stands alone.  In the other […]

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OFFERINGS

A performance based installation, Offerings was a continuation of my work exploring ideas of physical impermanence.  In this installation, I sit in a nest of kimonos as if they had been shed from my body.  During the seven day exhibition, for eight hours a day I sit practically motionless with a needle and thread slowly […]

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BITS, PIECES & PARTS

Made from dozens of salvaged pants; Bits, Pieces & Parts explores issues of North American cultural identity.  Featured here are a few selected works, for example the American flag work has the words: MADE IN MEXICO burned into it, recognizing the close of all Levis manufacturing plants in the U.S. following the trend towards outsourcing.  Other works are […]

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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE RAG TRADE

The work, Who’s Afraid of the Rag Trade is an investigation into creating unique fabric structures through dye & print by using recycled clothes.  The installation consisted of three such yardages each measuring 3 meters in length.  The yardage featured in the above photos was inspired by Morning Glory flowers, the other two yardages were […]

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