As joss (aka: spirit or money) paper is often burned to honor ancestors, the temporality of these materials emulate a visceral process in reconciling with the nuances of diasporic history and indigenous memory. Amongst the ritual of folding, burning, and ceremony unfolds subtle moments of intimacy and care that transcend between the living and spirit realms.
Sculpture. Hmong joss paper on wire. Dimensions Vary. 2017
Hmong joss paper and acrylic on canvas. Panels 1 and 2 shown of triptych. 12x12”. 2017