Sometimes It's Hard To See


October 7 - 30, 2021

Nine Gallery (inside Blue Sky Gallery)
122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 5pm

COVID-19 Policy: Blue Sky requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative COVID-19 test (within 48 hours) to visit the gallery, for all guests 12 and older. Masks are required.

stones, hair, glue varnish, wood, cardboard, mulberry paper, paint

Dedicated to
my father, Ramiro S. Inocencio 1929 - 2020
my uncle, Manuel I. Domingo 1936 - 2020
my aunt, Joan C. Suit 1931 - 2021
my aunt, Virginia S Sprague 1925 - 2021

Sometimes it is hard to see how much we have in common and how we are all connected. In this piece, hair is used to reference our genetic heritage, and the infinity symbol and spiral represent our experience of time as it cycles on and moves us forward. The stones are ethe embodiment of our earth's history.

I have given stones like these as birthday gifts to friends, in celebration of the years they have lived and as a wish for many more to come. Here, I present them as a meditation on the lives of the people I hae lost and the many lives that have passed during this pandemic.

Sometimes it's hard not to bring one home

The stones are available for purchase:
$25 each, regardless of size
2 for $40
3 for $50

Proceeds will go to The Rosewood Initiative, a Portland not-for-profit. "Building a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together."

If you would like a stone to add to your collection, please contact me. Please pay with check or cash and pick up on October 30th at 5pm.


I am collecting stories about looking up at the sky. If looking at the sky reminds you of a particular experience, please share your story with me.


The stories will be used in an art installation sometime in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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