Infertile Soil

Infertile Soil

Infertile Soil

Infertile Soil

Infertile Soil

(devoré silkscreen detail)

handwoven cotton and nylon fabric with applied devoré paste silkscreen printing

~28"x 28"

February 2018

"Intertile Soil" is one of several ongoing works investigating former Internee Toru Saito's description of the Topaz Relocation Center:

Topaz seems like one big graveyard, a graveyard of broken lives, broken promises, and broken dreams. There are still many ghosts and spirits haunting the grounds of Topaz today. They hide in trenches and beneath the sagebrush. Unable to return to life as they once knew it, they remain prisoners of the decaying and rusting barbed wire fences.