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A Vial of Blood for each Murder in Oakland '06

A Vial of Blood for each Murder in Oakland '06

Installation for the Day of the Dead in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas, commemerating the people murdered in Oakland in 2006
120" H x 120" W

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Oakland Murders'06

Oakland Murders'06

A labeled vial of blood for each person murdered. Tag included the persons name, age, race, and weapon used. Broken mirror and spilt blood on the floor. (in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas)
120" H x 120" W

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Oakland Murders'06

Oakland Murders'06

A labeled vial of blood for each murder included name, age and race. Viewers left suggestions on how to stop the deaths in Oakland (in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas)
120" H x 120" W

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Oakland Murders '06

Oakland Murders '06

A labeled vial of blood for each murder in Oakland 2006. School children and the community visited this as a place of rememberance and to ask questions. and contibute ideas on how to stop violence. (in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas)
120" H x 120" W

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The Bees are Dying

The Bees are Dying

(in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas); We created a space to educate viewers about disappearing bee populations and the cost to our eco system; and distributed seeds for urban dwellers to plant to encourage bee populations in the neighborhoods.
144" H x 120" W

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The Bees are Dying

The Bees are Dying

(in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas) Honey, beeswax and the smell of lavendar, invited viewers to read about the importance of bees.
144" H x 120" W

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The Bees are Dying

The Bees are Dying

(in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas) Information on disappearing bees and ways to help them. 2008 Day of the Dead, SOMARTS Gallery
144" H x 120" W

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The Bees are Dying

The Bees are Dying

(in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas) The smell of lavendar, honey and beeswax, invites viewers to read about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
144" H x 120" W

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Gifts from our Ancestors

Gifts from our Ancestors

An installation created in collaboration with Kathy DeRosas for the 2009 Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMARTS Gallery
120" H x 120" W

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Gifts from our Ancestors

Gifts from our Ancestors

This boat is an ancestral altar, it is filled with candles. The boat is a vehicle to carry us across the waters of death, as well as into life.
72" H x 16" W

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Gifts from our Ancestors

Gifts from our Ancestors

a deatil of the inside of the Altar boat
72" H x 16" W

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Gifts from our Ancestors

Gifts from our Ancestors

The boat that has landed brings the messages from the ancestors. Inside each envelope is a pin. "Act as if you belong here." This message engendered conversation about what that would be like if we treated each other that way.
60" H x 16" W

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Enso Installation 2010

Enso Installation 2010

tissue paper paintings

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Enso Installation

Enso Installation

tissue paper paintings

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Enso Installation 2010

Enso Installation 2010

tissue paper paintings

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Mauro Dinucci Piano/ Enso Installation

Mauro Dinucci Piano/ Enso Installation

tissue paper paintings

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Dia de los Muertos 2012. "Transforming the bad news." Participants chose disturbing newspaper articles to tear up and transform into prayer beads as a symbol of hope.

Dia de los Muertos 2012. "Transforming the bad news." Participants chose disturbing newspaper articles to tear up and transform into prayer beads as a symbol of hope.


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Wise words of the ancestors. Day of the Dead 2012

Wise words of the ancestors. Day of the Dead 2012


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WIse words of the ancestors

WIse words of the ancestors


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Transforming the bad news

Transforming the bad news


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Dia de los Muertos 2013

Dia de los Muertos 2013

16 foot ladder of human bones
mirror ash, marigold petals, ceramic bones
192" H x 18" W

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Memory connects the living to the dead

Memory connects the living to the dead

16 foot ladder of human bones
mirror ash, marigold petals, ceramic bones
the ladder links different realms and memory reconnects us
192" H x 18" W

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Memory connects the living to the dead

Memory connects the living to the dead

16 foot ladder of human bones
mirror ash, marigold petals, ceramic bones; reflected 16 feet into the floor
The ladder links different realms and memory reconnects us
192" H x 18" W

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Memory connects the living to the dead

Memory connects the living to the dead

16 foot ladder of human bones
mirror ash, marigold petals, ceramic bones
the ladder links different realms and memory reconnects us
192" H x 18" W

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"I left my hear in San Francisco, now where will my body live? a house torn from it's roots, papered in monopoly $$$$ with a human heart left dangling inside

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