Monday, November 30, 2009

Mom's Window (Sakura Sew)

Sakura Sew is a revisitation of my experience as a caretaker for my mother. Care-taking involves bathing, listening, bandaging, waiting, brushing, stitching, watching, cleaning, repetition. As a continuation of the activity, no longer necessary, I make each cherry blossom through a ritualistic process in which my lifeline is imprinted into the fragile porcelain. Cherry blossoms represent the ephemeral and transient nature of life, blooming quickly and just as quickly falling to the ground, a life cut short. I sew the blossoms together in a futile attempt to suspend them in time. 

Mom's Window (Sakura Sew)
Porcelain, gauze, thread, wood, video projection. 2009.

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