Media: Photo Intaglio type, multi media
Where Two Worlds Meet
"I see a paper lantern starting to fades away into the horizon where the night sky and ocean meets.
I wonder if the spirit of my great-grandmother is also on the lantern.
I try to reach out to get a better look before it completely disappears, only to realize the dark blue ocean has blocked me.
Now I’m on my knees staring at the ocean hoping to find the paper lantern."
Where Two Worlds Meet is a recreation of one of the most significant events in my life. It depicts the Japanese traditional event called TorouNagashi in the year that my great-grandmother passed away. It is believed by many Japanese that the spirits of their ancestors would return to their families during the festival week. All of the prints in the installation are printed on particular rice paper. This rice paper was used to create the paper lanterns that carry the ancestor’s sprits to the other world. Sitting in front of the piece, viewers will experience a recreation of my memory, seeing the paper lantern fade away to the line of where the night sky and ocean meet, then disappearing into the sky.