Golden Screen

Golden Screen (detail)
Golden Screen (detail)

Site Specific Installation, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, November 2016 through January 2017, buttons, window screening, sewing, 5′x48′, presented by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Golden Screen (detail)
Golden Screen (detail)

Site Specific Installation, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, November 2016 through January 2017, buttons, window screening, sewing, 5′x48′, presented by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Golden Screen (detail)
Golden Screen (detail)

Site Specific Installation, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, November 2016 through January 2017, buttons, window screening, sewing, 5′x48′, presented by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Golden Screen (detail)
Golden Screen (detail)

Site Specific Installation, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, November 2016 through January 2017, buttons, window screening, sewing, 5′x48′, presented by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Golden Screen (detail)
Golden Screen (detail)

Site Specific Installation, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, November 2016 through January 2017, buttons, window screening, sewing, 5′x48′, presented by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Golden Screen (detail)
Golden Screen (detail)

Site Specific Installation, Seattle Center Poetry Garden, November 2016 through January 2017, buttons, window screening, sewing, 5′x48′, presented by City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

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Japanese painting was crystallized into its own style during the Momoyama Period, featuring two-point perspective scenes composed with flat shapes of gold leaf clouds.  In Golden Screen (2016) I recreated this compositional phenomenon in the lived space of the Poetry Garden at the Seattle Center.  As window screening serves as a scrim through which we see the Seattle Center from the Poetry Garden, I sewed clouds of gold buttons. Their shapes responded to the real-life composition seen through the screen.  
This work was presented by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and the Seattle Center.