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Feeding the Immortals | Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, Honolulu, HI - 2017

“Feeding the Immortals” stemmed from my search for ritual and meaning in death. When my father died in 2016, I felt untethered. Lacking any strong religious affiliation, I was unsure how to grieve. I craved a ritual or ceremony that would allow me to contemplate his death and to honor and give tribute to the father I revered.

Feeding the Immortals is an artistic expression of my search for a meaningful response to death. This exhibition includes mixed media works with ceramic, photography, vapor projections, and video performance. Combining art with community involvement is key in my overall approach to expression. The Honolulu installation of “Feeding the Immortals” was comprised of two “ceremonial” performances, the first was presided by Kahuna Ka Uhi Keliʻiokalani Makua and the second by Japanese Tea Master, Shigeki Itou. Family, friends, and community members were invited to bring a food item reminiscent of a deceased loved one and to speak about them. The cathartic experiences at these “ceremonial” performances validated the inspiration for “Feeding the Immortals”.

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Circle Triangle Square

  10 Year Old's Prayer to Her Beloved Pet
       
     

10 Year Old's Prayer to Her Beloved Pet

  Candy Stash For Dad
       
     

Candy Stash For Dad

  Hear My Song
       
     

Hear My Song

  How Does Food Reach the Immortals?
       
     

How Does Food Reach the Immortals?

  Edible Flowers
       
     

Edible Flowers

  Wailua - Walking in Duality
       
     

Wailua - Walking in Duality

  Ahua
       
     

Ahua

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