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Naked garment Project

2023 April

 71”W x 45”D x 65”H 

 

Wearable Sculpture, 

Salvaged garments, Vintage kimono undergarments, Steel grid, 

Tabi shoes, Geta, Metal Rack,

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Un-utilitarianism

2023, April

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H 93” x W 105” x D 42” 

Assemblage Sculpture collage, Mixed Media
Recycled Mirror, chair, shelves, and skateboard.

Untitled;  No,1

2023, April

H 93” x W 105” x D 42” 

Glass grid, Abandon furniture and ceramic Japanese doll, plant,

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Departure

2022 February

2.7' x 1.3'

Assemblage Sculpture collage, Mixed Media
 

Salvaged materials; Newspaper, abandoned objects, Rainbow Light,
yarn, threads, recycled fabric, packages

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Montage; The Gender Role

Mediums | Mix media

Discarded materials, dust ruffles, vintage string lights, daily garbage, knitting needle, shoestrings, residue from fast food,

fake flowers

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Displacement #1

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Gender Bender

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Cold Tub

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Fake Ocean

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Green with Envy

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On the Other Side

Mediums | Mix media

Discarded materials, dust ruffles, vintage string lights, daily garbage, knitting needle, shoestrings, residue from fast food,

toys, fake flowers, wood frame

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Collaboration with Uva and Emiri Nakagawa.

The material contribution from REMIDA,

Safivah Maurice, and Julia Sorde.

Hey!

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State of America

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Meditative Basket

2020 December

18” x 10” x 8.6”

Assemblage Sculpture, Mixed Media
 

Recycled materials, wire basket, old fabric, paper; dress  pattern, vintage label tag,

cotton threads, knit yarn, ribbon, lace, fabric, plastic sheets, aurora film

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I did not want these handmade sewing materials to be discarded. Using a rough weaving basket as a loom, I used paper dress patterns and scrap fabric to revalue and reframe those materials. The process was a meditation. Because I was on the beach, I wanted to recreate the layered rock that soothed me. The assemblage is wrapped in aurora film, which creates a prism when placed in the sun. Human beings are always healed and helped by nature.

Marginalized Doll Figure

2020 December

3.9” x 9.5” x 5.5”     Assemblage Sculpture | Mixed Media    

Found objects, ceramic doll, synthetic fabric, feathers, vintage beads, risograph

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Movie Theater

2020 November

2.5” x 18” x 8.6” Assemblage Sculpture | Mixed Media
Recycled materials, Found objects, Wire desk organizer, Vintage fabric, Paper; Theater tickets, Cotton threads,

Knit yarn, Feather, Stitch sewing

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Yellow Shopping Cart

2020 November

10” x 11” x 7”
Assemblage Sculpture | 
Mixed Media
Iron shopping cart, Several kinds of threads, Found objects, Plastic sheet, Yarn stitch, Pom-pom, Lego

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A yellow child’s shopping cart sits on a sidewalk full of children’s toys: Legos, stuffed animals, pompoms, and a toy tank. Through this recycled assemblage sculpture, I playfully pushing the controversial issue of mass consumption. It expresses the absurd, whimsical nature of human society by creating a situation opposite to the reality: a shopping cart placed in the shopping bag.

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Translation ; Amusement Park

2021 January   

45” x 46” 

Assemblage Drape | Mixed Media, 
Plastic, Nylon, Film, Recycled materials and threads, Found objects

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This jacket represents my place in both Japan and the United States. I made this to highlight the relations between the two nations and explore my identity within them.

My place #20 and #22 are a sequence series.

My Place #22

2019 December

S-M size, 32” x 17”   Assemblage attire 
Screen printing, Stitch sewing, Direct application dyeing, Embroidery embellishment, Applique

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Red Shopping Cart

2020 May 

20” x 22” x 13” Assemblage Sculpture | Mixed Media
Iron shopping cart, Recycled cloths, Found objects, Recycle sari

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A red small shopping cart filled with red recycled materials and abundant objects is an icon of daily life, but at the same time, it indicates the importance of creating a sustainable society through upcycling what we might consider our waste. 

 

During the time of quarantine, we must stockpile food for our families and especially our children. I appreciate that grocery store employees disinfect frequently, and this piece represents my gratitude towards them. Food is a significant commodity, especially nowadays, however, I want viewers to trigger re-estimating and re-valuing our consumption behavior. 

 

At the same time, this red shopping cart is a symbol of as homeless or excluded from society, which speaks of their hardship. Because in Portland, where I live, the number of homeless people has been increasing. They use the shopping cart as their fundamental living necessities. This might be my autobiographical story of what I observe and experience through everyday life. 

 

It is a subjective articulation or the implication as homeless or excluded from society, which our society tends to get rid of, or make them invisible or conceal.

Daily Life

2020 Summer 

21” x 27” x 16” Assemblage Sculpture | Mixed Media
Recycled clothes, Found objects, Vintage ribbon

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I use a vintage metal chair as a loom to weave recycled cloth and abandoned objects into the mesh seat and rear back. A variety of colored fabrics create interesting scenery as the chair integrates into a forest.  This decorative recycled clothes and objects worn by the artificial chair replicate human and nature coexisting. 

 

Capitalism prioritizes the economy over all else. I express the necessity for a sustainable society through reusing these discarded materials. Through this assemblage chair, which no longer functions as a chair, I call into question the objects we consider necessary.

 

I During the time of quarantine, we must stockpile food for our families and especially our children. I appreciate that grocery store employees disinfect frequently, and this piece represents my gratitude towards them. Food is a significant commodity, especially nowadays.

Human being 2020

2020 Summer 

24” x 78” x 14”. Assemblage Sculpture | Mixed Media
Iron grid, Iridescent cellophane, Threads, Yo-yo quilt, Mist dyeing,
Sunshine, Recycled cloths

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I wanted to reflect on the relationship between human individuals and complex social structures using both fragile and rigid materials. The traditional American quilting fabric is made of soft cotton dyed with indigo and connected to the metal grid made with several types of threads, representing the ties between human beings and social institutions. The assemblage is wrapped in aurora fils, attached on the side, and, merging with the sunlight, it represents the beauty of human weakness and imperfection. The various qualities of the piece are integrated and transformed into the human genome and cells. 

Family Ties

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This sculpture is a collection of objects that had great significance for me growing up. The old dough cutter represents my mother, who managed our household. The old shoe brush represents my father, who worked hard to provide and care for our family. The fragments of the indigo dye

yo-yo quilt portrays their children and their roles among them.

Trap

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Abstract with Light

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