Life is Everywhere

threads, found fabrics, 2013

The site-specific installation, Life Is Everywhere, and the series of drawings were created while I was artist in residence at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan.  Each work was directly inspired by nature and the traditional environment of Japanese rural areas.

The installation was created from old clothes and fabric found in the local warehouse. It was exhibited in the Tatami room of a traditional Japanese house that is no longer used by the original owner but offered to resident artists to support local arts in Itoshima, Fukuoka. Like the exhibition space itself, I reused abandoned materials, such as old kimono fabric and children’s clothing, to infuse new meaning and beauty into the environment