Unfolding Fields (A tribute to Japanese American farmers )
Finalist proposal Santa Ana, CA Client: City of Santa Ana
Japanese Americans were a large and integral aspect of the farming community in Orange County. Many of these farms have now become land on which our houses are built, the schools we attend, and the malls where we shop. What if we could unfold these doings of time to reveal the landscape that was once here? This is precisely what the memorial art piece aims to do, not in a literal manner, but metaphorically through images, shapes, text, textures, and materials.