" We are all immigrants here "
The artist collected pieces of clothing that were donated by undocumented and documented immigrants. The donation also included spoken stories about hardships faced after arriving in the U.S.
The artist sewed the American flag with the clothing items for 7 hours straight in Atlanta, Georgia. The migrant stories were played in the background as part of the performance.
A short mention of the piece can be found here :
"We are all immigrants here" detail
"A wish for abolition"
While sitting in a sea of over 1000 origami white cranes and in front of a kimono displaying words made out of the artist’s hair, the artist performed a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to highlight the innocence of four Japanese citizens that where exonerated posthumously
The piece was performed in the Garment District in New York City, in a space given to the artist by CHASHAMA with support from the National Endowment of the Art.
"a wish for abolition" detail
Commission by I-Park, Thanatopolis, East Haddam CT.
In this interactive piece, the audience was invited to create boats made out of feathers and flowers, which represented their loved ones that passed away. Both honoring them and making their love drift. The Quinnipiac, a Native American nation who inhabited the region of Connecticut where the piece was performed, as well as other native people, believe that sending their loved ones into large bodies of water brings peace and understanding to all.
An article mentioning the piece can be found here :
"Drifting love" detail
"I am you"
Performance piece outside of MacAllister, Oklahomas H-unit, death row.
Origami globes where given to immigrants to write down their wishes for others crossing the borders. The wishes where written and the globes where kept for a later date.
All the origami globes where placed inside a box next to the fence of lights.. The audience chose a wish and with their breath, filled with globe with wishing energy. They then hung the globe into the light that brightened the wish.
The wall is a reminder that every single individual crossing the border is no different than the one that is already here. We are all pieces of each other, in this immigrant nation.