Blue Fields / Green Fields
My last name translates to Blue Fields or Green Fields. Blue, like the water surrounding the islands of Japan and the Pacific Ocean where my grandparents arrived in the US, to the waves of Chicago's Lake Michigan where I was born. Green, like the rice paddies my ancestors farmed and the rolling plains of the Midwest farmland where I call home.
This series uses the process of manipulating my drawing utensils like hashi (chopsticks) as a conceptual means expressing these dualities.
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