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.

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Sometimes It's Hard To See, 2021
stones, hair, glue, varnish, paper, wooden tables
dimensions variable

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Sometimes it is hard to see how much we have in common and how we are all connected.

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In this piece hair is used to reference DNA and our shared genetic heritage.

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The infinity symbol and spiral represent our experience of time as it cycles on and moves us forward.

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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.

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Photos:  Stephen Funk

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