Sometimes It's Hard To See
Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2021
This exhibition was dedicated to my father, Ramiro S. Inocencio, 1929 - 2020; my uncle, Manuel I. Domingo, 1936 - 2020; my aunt, Joan C. Suit, 1931 - 2021 and my aunt, Virginia Sprague, 1925 - 2021.
Sometimes It's Hard To See, 2021
stones, hair, glue, varnish, paper, wooden tables
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 DNA and our shared genetic heritage.
The infinity symbol and spiral represent our experience of time as it cycles on and moves us forward.
As markers for the passage of time, these stones are a meditation on the past, present, and future, and on the many lives that have passed during the pandemic.
Photos: Stephen Funk