So, before I started making new work here at Red Barn, I installed my installation "A Thread X A Thread" in the studio. I am so glad that I could install it all by myself since this space is relatively smaller and has an upper floor from where I could reach the higher positions to hang the piece. Also, the ceiling has some good hooks and nails that I could use. I call this piece in this studio a "birds' nest," my home, to create works. Since we have been going through a unique time right now, I added a couple of lines to my original artist statement for this touchable work. I hope people will feel better this way. As a nest, it works perfectly anyway! Photo Credit goes to Steve Bowersox.
I added these lines: "I ask the viewers to add a thread as an expression of treasuring the moment of meeting people. Since we have been going through the Coronavirus pandemic, I would ask you to use hand sanitizer before and after you touch the piece. You're also welcome not to touch the piece. In that case, please add a thread just in your mind."