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 stringing heart shaped pieces of fabric together. The heart shaped pieces of fabric being strung were cut from second hand kimonos and the scraps of the cutting process encircle the nest of the kimonos where I sit. This act is performed as a purposeful gesture, exploring ideas of beauty, mortality and the human instinct of giving.
“Offerings” was the third in a series of seven installations which I created in Kyoto, Japan as a recipient of the Monbukagakusho scholarship. The exhibition/performance took place at the Kyoto City Municipal Museum of the Arts in 2008.