Traces

Starts: Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 5:00 PM
METHOD Gallery
106 Third Ave S
Seattle, United States

98104
My artwork reflects on customs within our social landscape. I’m exploring a narrative using artifacts, the cultural remnants of life, told through visuals and sound. I am using the imagery of a human bone as a relic to tell this story. Bones are the part of the body that endures. They are the structure, the essence of humanity that lasts through time. Just as the pelvic bone bears the weight of the body, Vow bears the weight of time, obligation, and tradition. Through birth or marriage, we create tradition and ceremony, we declare or inherit a personal commitment to others. Thirteen wedding gowns cover the framework of a large-scale pelvic bone to speak to the story of birth and rebirth, the ties that bind, a union of souls, cultural memory passed from one generation to another. Eternal tells the story of the life cycle through sound. The heartbeat sets a bassline and creates a foundation to tell the story. The soundtrack was composed in collaboration with my two daughters. Roxy’s orchestration merges the heartbeat with her tenor saxophone music and the rhythms of tap dance by my younger daughter, Sam. Traces, the exhibition’s namesake gives voice to the lost names of my foremothers. Each name, lost in marriage and gone before its time, is honored here as in a family journal. The cultural and physical merge in this work. It is a story of lineage, civilization, and belonging.
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