Swallow(ed) | Installation detail | porcelain, saltwater, wood | 2006 - 2013

Swallow(ed) began as a tribute to the individuals affected by the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. The piece continued In 2005 when Katrina and other natural and man-made disasters wreaked havoc around the world. Each palm-sized porcelain bowl is filled with saltwater, representing the ocean, as well as tears. In the wake of the ocean’s force, much is damaged and lost. Purposefully built with reclaimed wood, the tables represent, among other things, the man-made structures we create and inhabit. Swallow(ed) speaks to the fragility and resilience of our lives, both physically and psychologically.