For a Time
polypropylene roping, cotton, thread, sticker, kombu
For a Time is one piece in an ongoing series of handwoven sculptures drawing upon the form and function of nets. As vessels, nets delineate space and contain objects together, yet their porousness allows some matter to travel through. They constitute a place where things come together temporarily before moving into other, more permanent homes.
Attached to the nets are found objects that reference common diasporic Japanese gifts exchanged, for example, upon entering another’s home, as thanks, or as apology. They have a mutual relationship with the nets, where the objects introduce a new weight (and thus tension) while the nets push back, holding the objects in place.