redevelopment series
collage
14 cm x 19 cm 
paris, france
2019

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fragments

remnants

scattered

confused

lost

———

get up

out

collect

yourself

pieces

together

your map

reflections, shadows

ohlone land x colonialism x gold mountain x now

been reading jade snow wong's fifth chinese daughter & just realized like damn, i'm really experiencing the chinatown of my grandparents & great grandparents (& a degree closer to my great great grandparents & beyond). so incredibly beautiful for me to weave together, imagine my grandpa & grandma's second & third generation experience in sf. because like fuck, i'm so in 90s/2000s sf then i look at nieces & nephews i'm like damn, y'all gonna be the 2080s sf (unless our reality morphs into that of nausicaa's)! 

i love the aunties & the fire escape ladders. i revel in shadows & am baffled by yet identify with the complexity of reflections. 

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also saw a confederate flag on grant street like bish whut? 

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swerve.

74 days left living in the gorgeous countryside of japan. blessings on blessings. a quick peep of das game. 

good morning cyber universe.

i think i'm a baddie. my collective narrative is fine as hell. my human - poor decisions, emotional hiccups, bouts of tardiness, more than occasional missing-in-actionness - is dimey as fawk. my voluptuous learning curve, curiosity, & enthusiasm to love & thrive stay breakin' necks & cashin' checks. i'm a baddie. & so are you.

narratives

usually hyper critical of all imperfect work  (creases, wrinkles, not perfectly cut) particularly when thinking of selling these pieces. but fux zat. fuck capitalism's confines on my radical imagination & story.

some new new collages.  

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iphone only account of setouchi art triennale -- circa november 2016

incredible art exhibition on cluster of islands between shikoku and mainland japan (near okayama). art installations were in abandoned buildings and spaces throughout these islands. i went to shodoshima (famous for its olives, sesame oil, and shoyu...i think...my memory is so shit), naoshima (benasse art site, yayoi kusama pumpkins, incredible onsen bath interactive art), megijima, ogijima (where momotaro fought da oni), and wish i went to all of them. here are some samples of da pics. 

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