Flow 2020



Sponsored by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Contains: Found, donated, and reclaimed t-shirts and other knit garments, wire, donated house paint, zip ties

The message of the installation is one of hope, regardless of the unexpected difficulties of 2020 (due to the pandemic, the reactivated fight for racial justice, political chaos…), future uncertainties due to climate change, and the increasing pressures of our modern world—there is hope that the future can be one of increased equity, civility, charity, and environmental restoration. Everyone must be involved in this pursuit of justice. It can be so tempting to check out, whether mentally, emotionally, or physically. Some have predicted a potential rise in suicide rates, worldwide, due to the linger effects of the pandemic on peoples mental health (especially youth and young adults). As of 2018, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Though the words of my work are a small dot in the landscape of the city, I hope it is seen as a reminder that the mere existence of one’s life denotes the worthiness and necessity of that life on the earth today, tomorrow, and as long as that life naturally persists. There is space and grace for everyone on the planet today. We must collectively live as if this is true—making decisions so that the lives of others are less effected by climate change, better supported through mutual aid, and more consistently encouraged through love and hope.”