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Ornament and Order


artist | Aram Han

2012

Mixed media

13 × 20 cm / 5.1 × 7.9 in

White collar with white rice and cotton thread.

Aram uses her art practice to bring attention to under-appreciated immigrant labour. In this performance the use of rice calls upon the parallels of immigrant mothers and the mythological Rice Mother; she ... Read more
White collar with white rice and cotton thread.

Aram uses her art practice to bring attention to under-appreciated immigrant labour. In this performance the use of rice calls upon the parallels of immigrant mothers and the mythological Rice Mother; she sacrifices herself and the first rice plants grow from her body. By stitching and piercing thousands of individual grains of rice, Aram connects with her own mythology of her seamstress mother who performed manual labor to feed the family. Read less

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