News from Tokyo Wonder Site Residency 
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I'm writing this as I watch the snow falling outside my window. It's a lovely day to be inside. It's also a nice welcome back to Boston after spending a rather warm winter in Japan. I just returned from a month-long residency at the Tokyo Wonder Site Residency. I spent much of my time at the TWS exploring the streets where rivers and other types of waterways once existed. These areas are called 暗渠、”ankyo” in Japanese. Many of them became promenades, some are used as sewage lines while others were just covered and water eventually dried out. Almost everyday, I put on my hiking shoes and headed out to explore these “ankyo” streets in Tokyo. I wanted to see if I can sense the invisible rivers.
I posted many images from my journey on Instagram, and here are some examples. I have a lot to digest what I have seen and felt from these streets - or buried rivers in Tokyo. 

Udagawa/Uda River, Yoyogiuehara, Tokyo
Izumigawa/Izumi River, Shinjuku-ku and Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Udagawa/Uda River, Yoyogiuehara, Tokyo
Collaboration with my mother: I asked my mother to make Origami boxes using the printed images of my photos. The outside images show “ankyo” streets from Tokyo. As you open the box, images of running water from Ochiai River and Sumida River appear. I'm so grateful for my mother and ever impressed with her origami skills. This eighty years old woman beats me for her tireless energy. 

Current Exhibit: Cloudlands

I’m showing several pieces in this group exhibit at the Albany International Airport Gallery. The exhibit will be up until the end of July. The public reception is this coming Friday.
Albany International Airport Gallery
January 28 – July 30, 2017
Public Reception:
Friday, February 17, 2017
Video from our presentation at HUB Week event is on YouTube.
"Catalyst Conversations: Collaborating at the intersection of Art & Science"
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