Regardless of my excuses, it's been such a looong time since the last post...
Anyways, I've been doing well :)
This past summer, I performed Thai Dance for several shows for Lan Sattha Company, and also had a art exhibition which was curated by Create : Fixate.
Lan Sattha Girls at Renaissance Pleasure Faire...
with my babies at Create : Fixate Exhibition...
In Fall, I had two exhibitions... first one was Sacred Memories Exhibition: Celebration of Day of the Dead, happened at Historical Pico Art Gallery in Downtown LA. Five of my art works were selected including the performance installation, Enmeshed :)
The second one was Lunar Moods: Stories & Myths about the Moon exhibition at Ave50 Studio, Highland Park.
This piece was created to store my personal memories in drawers. I often find it is difficult to explain things in only words. That was how I started creating my three-dimensional diaries which not only have words, but also have significant visuals.
I wanted this piece to be private, and the drawers were chosen because they are designed to hide items within. People usually do not see the inside of the drawers until they pull them out from the frame, just as it were their memories taken out from their heart.
For my mom's birthday, I made a painting. It had been a long time since I did last time, and I very much enjoyed :)
Since I mostly work on Fiber/Mixed Media Art projects, it is quite refreshing to work with totally different media.
I put "zuzu" which is her nickname<3
Almost every time I do a painting, I love to attach a drawer handle on the top for decoration :)
This piece was dedicated to the victims of Earthquakes and Pacific Tsunami in Japan.
After people were stolen by Tsunami and passed away, they were lifted from the sea and were able to go home, in another word, to go to heaven in peace. The relationship between the sand on the ground and the blue pieces represent that people were rescued to go to a heaven from the sea.
The piece also indicates the distance between the victims in the sea and the world they left. There may be a sense of an desolation, but also peacefulness after the tragedy.
Any profit I will earn from this piece will fully be donated to Red Cross.
For my lovely niece, Chinatsu. I baked shot-bread cookies for her Birthday :)
Now, the apron is wrapped around her baby doll, Konatsu. How cute!
For my friend, Christina's birthday, I made place mats.
I made an apron for Sally for her birthday! I very much enjoyed making this :)
Some people have asked me if they can buy this, so I might make more!
I love loooove making something for friend's and family's birthday! I wish I could do this for everybody because I think it's a great way to show them my love. It's like, there is not only the objects itself, but also there is something extra in them ;)
As being a scatter-minded artist, I always have some on-going projects and have a hard time finishing them. The piece below is one of them that I had been working on, and a couple of weeks ago, I suddenly wanted another piece to be done before 2011 comes. So, I urged myself to complete and finally finished it on the New Year's eve :)
"Wait for Me after"
More images and other pieces are on my website...