On Thursday, November 14th, from 5-8pm, I am sharing a couple new works from my Remnant series, at the Kimo theatre, 423 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The group show, Field Notes, will be up through January 19, 2020.
Remnants, is a series of 20” x 37” collages which are rooted in the notions of economic and environmental sustainability. Made from left over scraps of paper taken from their larger brother and sister installation pieces, they are the smaller siblings.
The series came about through the reflection that although I have had the privilege of being a full time artist and stay home mother for the past six years, my economic circumstances are forcing me to think about the sustainability of my art practice.
Finding inspiration from ephemeral art works which were made in poverty in China and Japan, I look towards the Ge Ba, “paintings,” which where colleges of glued-together cloths that were cut and mainly used for shoe soles, or at times used as lining for clothing.
Similarly, I also found inspiration from another unintended art form developed in Japan called Boro. Boroboro is a Japanese term that means something tattered or repaired, which highlights preservation and the importance of reuse and recycling. By mending garments with spare fabrics scraps, the clothing would was handed down over generations, eventually resembling a patchwork.
I hope you will join me in person on Thursday, November 14th, from 5-8pm, at the Kimo Theatre, to come see for yourself the layers that mark time. Please send me a note if you have any questions about the upcoming reception or, work. If you are unable to come in person, you can see the new series as it continues to develop, by clicking this link here.
Thanks for reading and following my work.