ART PORTFOLIO: BONES

Bones IX (36x50in), mixed media on paper, 2014
Bones IX (36x50in), mixed media on paper, 2014

This series was based on a box of human bones from a Harvard University laboratory

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Bones VII (16x24in), mixed media on paper, 2014
Bones VII (16x24in), mixed media on paper, 2014

This series was based on a box of human bones from a Harvard University laboratory

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Bones diptych (16x24in), mixed media on paper, 2014
Bones diptych (16x24in), mixed media on paper, 2014

This series was based on a box of human bones from a Harvard University laboratory

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"Remember Me (close-up)", sound, installation, ceramic, porcelain, 2014
"Remember Me (close-up)", sound, installation, ceramic, porcelain, 2014

This installation brings into question the results of personal confrontation with the commodification of the human body (trafficking). The work presents the viewer with a crate of intricately crafted ceramic and porcelain bones, which emanates the sounds of children’s laughter and voices from deep inside. The children are speaking in Tagalog and Isan, both dialects from countries the artist grew up in to personify the bones. It evolved from the previous bones series on ink.

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"Remember Me (box)", sound, installation, ceramic, porcelain, 2014
"Remember Me (box)", sound, installation, ceramic, porcelain, 2014

This installation brings into question the results of personal confrontation with the commodification of the human body (trafficking). The work presents the viewer with a crate of intricately crafted ceramic and porcelain bones, which emanates the sounds of children’s laughter and voices from deep inside. The children are speaking in Tagalog and Isan, both dialects from countries the artist grew up in to personify the bones. It evolved from the previous bones series on ink.

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