A few weeks ago I was contacted by Betty Bothereau of L'Attitude Gallery in Boston who coordinates art installations for various hospitals. Boston Children's Hospital would like to showcase a collection of my sculptural shoes and hats. I just mailed off the last set of 4 hats to accompany the 5 shoes and 1 hat I send a few weeks ago. I look forward to seeing what the installation looks like. There is nothing more gratifying than showing in a hospital.
Here are a few images of the pieces which will be in the installation.
Below: photo by Lori Paladino and garments by Colleen Quen. Hats came off of tapestries at an artist residency I had at the de Young Museum. The image below shows the tapestry the ginkgo leaf hats were a part of.
Fortune: mixed media tapestry created for de Young Museum Artist in Residence. The two floral/obi elements remove from the tapestry and are hats. The bottom left hat was sent for the Boston Children's show.
Photo: George R. Young
This piece is inspired by the intersecting histories of Japanese American Internment experiences, the Japanese Tea Garden of Golden Gate Park and the creation of the Fortune cookie.
Dimensions: 55" x 56" x 10"
Below: Plantation Tabi
Below: 1942 Shoe.