Installation for RS21 exhibit at Maitland Art Center. Dimensions 10′ x 10′. Photos, Dina Mack.
My mother passed-away on June 24, 2008—my birthday and wedding anniversary day. Dates, rituals, and how we assign meanings to events are explored in my work. This piece is a cast of my bathtub using my mother’s correspondence, calendars, and other materials. Associations with the womb, a boat and a cradle are also evident. Solitude also included a handmade book with my poem:
and the death.
Lush and the grit
surrounded by wet
and the floating white.
The work was later displayed via another museum exhibit as Solitude II.