Screenprint on Tulle, Cotton Thread, Polymer Clay, Resin
____Through the performance, Eternal Cycle investigates the possibility of utilizing the time of difficulties as a way of growth and expansion. These ghostly figures can be seen as pieces of shedded skin that carries the history and memory of a person. They can also be seen as an archive of different individuals. These bodies are compressed into vessels that look like organs, but the vessels can also be seen as urns. The bodies carry the past, but the action of taking them out of the organs becomes a process similar to giving birth. The process eventually becomes and honors the life cycle of birth and death. It also celebrates the process of transformation and growth. This performance was inspired by and born from the experience of being locked at home during the past few months. The tension of the bodies being squeezed inside the vessels captures my experience of isolation. Looking back at the past few months, I believe that we’ve all broken records of the longest duration that we’ve stayed inside a room. At the moment, it might seem hopeless and endless being squeezed inside a container while experiencing some form of loss, but what I want to express through this work is the cycle of rebirth and the energy for expansion after a period of compression.
Screenprint on various fabrics, threads, nails, gold leaf
Self Healing Cushion
Suede on Power Mesh Fabric, threads, Memory Foam