works in progress in response to covid-19 pandemic 2020
i will not mourn (nightlight)
this is one to honor those no longer with us ○ i will not mourn but carry within me the greatness of you ○
thunder/lighting (mystery funpaks)
mystery funpaks, miscellaneous artwork to be revealed to its owner, 2019.
♡ savor the sweetness of impermanence for as long as it lasts ♡ a small foil pack of wonders, a pocket-sized sensory experience ♡ artificially-flavored for extra sweetness ♡ the love is real ♡ each made uniquely ♡
inner peace briefly
a small quiet to fit in your pocket. mail project, 2019.
Finding inner peace is a constant practice of balance. While I strongly believe that we need to be active participants in the world we live in, I also need a moment of contemplation, just a small quiet, to understand my fears, anxieties, and hopes. inner peace briefly is a book series featuring a collection of unfolding photographs and collages that I hope for you to keep in your pocket for the duration of its lifetime, and possibly, yours. It will decay and wear down with time and use. It is a small reminder that through hardships and struggle, there is also regeneration and possibility in the balance.
acts of gradual progression
collaborative exhibition at the Center for Visual Arts Galleries at Southern Oregon University by Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn. 2018.
Acts of Gradual Progression is about longings to create genuine connections through vulnerability and creative exploration. Over the course of 6 months, Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn collaborated via phone calls, emails, mysterious packages, nonsensical instructions, even long-distance webcam chats with nearby domestic plants. These small calls to action and self-reflective play extend beyond their relationship, into the web of proximity and relationships around them.
a small quiet
Handmade foldout book pair, photograph and digital collage. A small quiet to fit in your pocket. 2x2x0.5".
Metal sound sculpture, homemade contact mics, amplifier, delay pedal.
Immersive and interactive sound environment, metal sound sculpture, homemade contact mics, color shadows, playable string instrument, 1:30:00 audio.
2018. Fluid poem and bathtub. Installed with silkscreen print sequence on clothing lines.
TOUCH SOUND : SEE SOUND
2017. Interactive sound installation and performance. Part of DEVICES FOR EVERYDAY LISTENING, an art book of one-sentence instructions that prompt the reader to build devices, each acting as an extension of the ear. One of the instructions, TOUCH SOUND : SEE SOUND, is actualized as an interactive sound installation, in which the floor is covered with artificial grass turf. Waist-high through the middle of the installation are twines connected to contact mics, intended for touch. When hands touch the twine, the sound of touch is amplified to reveal a tactile and textural experience, coupled with the feeling of bare feet walking across the scratchy floor.
Photography: Federico Savini
all but the heat of the fire
Sound Installation. 2016.