Printed vinyl on glass
A layered and nuanced portal between two worlds, spaces, or cultures.
The Japanese word mukou has several translations in English, but the most intriguing uses of the word are as “other party” or “beyond” - often in reference to other cultures. The dichotomy between here & there and between our ways & their ways set up by this single word encompasses both the apprehensive uncertainty and a more idealized sugar-coated lens that one can feel for an unknown other.
This piece employs both western and Japanese references to set up a gateway that appears at once intimidating yet beautiful, organic yet synthetic, and familiar yet mysterious.
INKLINGS OF CHANGE
A reimagining of stained glass that flips the traditional Christian medium on its head, this piece depicts dissolving and decaying figures that would more likely be found at the gates of (a colorful) hell.