Size: 16inches * 20inches
Medium: Sand, Plastic Sandwich Bag, Handmade Wooden Frame
Date: Jan 2016
Stemming from the hint of alienation
for which one individual always feels another boundary of liminality,
I squat next to the James River, trying to hold the handful of sand together
to gather, together; when or never.
Ride on Pocahonta's long black hair
blind my eyes with the grey strip
Rebecca and John, Matoaka Smith
Lived long in each other's eyes
the 'others' ?
How does the history act as both a motivator and a “show stopper” along the progress of the development that is not only happening, but happened in the land that has been exploited and overpowered by the history.
The artist wants to remind herself of the 'grounded' James River by looking into the sand bag. The transparent sandwich bag bought from the supermarket is to apply its function in keeping the sand 'fresh'.