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Bēhance

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As a first generation Japanese-American, I am attempting to realize and balance these two different cultures and their effects on my art. My lineage is the base of my identity, just as interlacing structures are the base of my work. Although not all of my pieces are specifically about my roots, they never cease to… Read More
As a first generation Japanese-American, I am attempting to realize and balance these two different cultures and their effects on my art. My lineage is the base of my identity, just as interlacing structures are the base of my work. Although not all of my pieces are specifically about my roots, they never cease to be apparent in my work.

Interlocking structures, whether in a knit or in handmade paper, is what informs my material choices. The process of creating my own fiber elements to work with is crucial to the conceptual development of my work because of how it refers to the two cultures I grew up in. After working with the structural possibilities inherent within each material, I push it a step further by using my own hand to instruct the form. By pushing the possible relationships between form, material, and textile processes, I create work that allows me to explore my ideas about self-identity. Read Less
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Member Since: Mar 30, 2011