Photographer: Dan Meyers
(detail of thiox printing on mx-reactive-dyed warp)
(detail of thiox printing on indigo-dyed warp)
Doublecloth Pick-up Weaving with Indigo and MX-Reactive-dyed Ombré Warp, Applied Thiox Silkscreen Printing
~22" x 60"
"Uprooted" 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.
"Uprooted" explores how a lack of water (resources, autonomy, fertility) impacts people transplanted from a fertile to barren land.