The Things She Moves Around Beneath
The Things She Moves Around Beneath is a room filled with thousands of tea leaves wrapped with sewing thread and hung from the ceiling. They are overly wrapped, almost as if they are bound, held as if each one is a precious object, afraid of getting away, as if holding so tightly will stop them from changing. The wrapping of the leaves is repeated until they fill the room. They are hung at a height such that a person can sit or crawl beneath them, but not stand. The viewer must change the way they move beneath the things that are being held onto, the things left hanging. Viewers are invited to hold hot water up to the leaves to steep and then consume the tea. The posture of raised, open hands, reaching towards tea leaves, creates a platform for hope. When the tea is brewed, the leaves die the strings that wrap and hold them up.