Thursday, May 26, 2011
Silkscreen, part three
While researching my bed project, I remembered my lovely friend Abigail Marguerite writing on her blog about Do-Ho Suh (Go check out her blog! It's awesome!), a Korean artist who exactly reproduced in fabric his parents' home in Korea. His goal was to be able to fold the reproduction into a suitcase, so that home could travel with him. As I mentioned previously, I had been printing silhouettes of domestic and travel imagery on fabric and exploring the idea of whether or not home had to be tied to a specific location.
I was thinking about "Anywhere I Lay My Head" by Tom Waits ("Anywhere, anywhere I lay my head, boys/I'm gonna call my home") and created what one of my classmates aptly described as my "snail shell". Being so far away from my support system has forced me to learn to solve my own problems, and I wanted my tent to reflect my growing independence and ability to make myself at home wherever I may end up. I think it's also fitting that I was helped by lots of wonderful new friends while installing this piece around town.