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Termite Weather (2006)
Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Vermont

The installation is a meditation on the intertwined histories of my family's emigration from Japan to Hawai'i to work on plantations, and the missionaries from New England (where I now live) who voyaged to Hawai’i and established them.

Room size: 15' x 15' x 13'h
Map of Hawai’I, kimono, wood, mosquito coil, fome-cor model of the Lyman House in Hilo, ti leaves, dried orchid lei, dishes, call bell, photograph, child’s slip, shirtsleeves, moss, lauhala place mats, plastic fruits, plastic cycad, colored lights, package filled with sand from Hawai’i.

Photo credit: Lynne Yamamoto