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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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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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