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Art Laguna Prize

at Arsenale Nord, Venice October 3 - November 21, 2021 from 10am to 6pm

Title: Secret Year:2020

Media: Silk thread, Goose down, Italian pigment, Lace making

Dimension: 6” L x 12” W, 25 x 30(cm)

This work is a transformation from a practical underwear into an artwork composed of goose down and silk thread.I make a round hole in the used underwear little by little, apply the same lace technique as when making a spider web, gradually cut off the original cloth, and finally leave the shape of the underwear with silk thread and goose down. Goose down was taken out of the down duvet that I bought and used when I got married more than 35 years ago.I washed and used it. I colored it with an Italian pigment I bought in Venice at Pratt's summer school.

With the image of bacteria decomposing, I will continue to produce works that replace clothes that are no longer used with goose down, silk thread, and other fibers. The original fabric that was removed will be reborn as a new work. I would like to deepen the viewer’s understanding of my artist statement, the world's impermanence, insubstantiality, and the infinite activities by showing my work.

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