Category Archives: found objects

Forest books mushroom

Image @ T. Folkerts Instead of going into landfill, why not take once loved books and make them into walls? The decaying pages make homes for mushrooms and insects and moss. Who knows, maybe mice and birds may enjoy the material … Continue reading

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Bees keep us alive

  I’ve chosen to focus on bees in the piece on transformation for my art for the Coastside Drs Without Borders Art Auction. Here’s my in-progress piece – encaustic flora seed raviolis for bees! The below film was instrumental in me … Continue reading

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UPDATE! Book Sculpture Workshop, 10/28/2012

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Another cool Seattle summer activity

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Many steps and helpers to create Ancestor Chimes land art

Photos by MalPina Chan and Judy Shintani I’m always interested in the back story of how a piece is developed and created, so I’m going to talk about the process of making my Ancestor Chimes installation. Concepting
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Mandala at the end of the world

Well I’m finally getting around to posting about our time in Morocco earlier this year. We journeyed to the small town of M’Hamid – a ten-hour bus trip south of Marrakech near the West Sahara and Algerian border. As we … Continue reading

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Tending the Self through Art

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Pieces of the story

These are pieces of my father’s story. I chose to use oyster shells as the pages to write it. The “book” will be assembled into ancestor chimes with bells and will hang in a tree in Carkeek Park in Seattle. … Continue reading

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Eyebombing!

I seem to be on a bomb theme lately, but at least this time it is on a lighter note! I found out about eyebombing from fellow tweeter @brainpicker. Their motto is “Humanizing the world, one googly eye at a … Continue reading

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Another view of Hiroshima, thoughts on two bombings

Seeing the Hiroshima Exhibition at the Anthropology Museum at University of British Columbia was so timely. It was happenstance that I should be in the Northwest only a few days before the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor bombing. Being Japanese … Continue reading

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