Untitled (Death Kite)
65" × 79.5" × 30"
silk, reed, bamboo, thread, steel, hydrostone, copper leaf, acrylic, vinyl, wood, faux fur
filed in: 2022 Fiber Garments Object Kites
Kites are often flown on what is known as tomb-sweeping day, a day where the door of the netherworld is open. Kites are flown to traverse the realm of the living and send love and grief to those who have passed. Analogies for death (transitioning, passing) mimic the language of what it means to be transgender. Here, the kite is formed by the shape of patternmaking blocks fit to the artist’s size and loosely held by the artist’s hand as a ceremonial object.