Now comes the richly layered voice of Terry Tempest Williams, with a few paragraphs from a recent essay.
A statement from Shiota Chiharu, offered during a press conference following the opening of her exhibition:
“I wanted to put emphasis on the boat, because I believe that boats hold memories and their role is to move and carry them places. I call dresses, or clothes, a second skin because I believe they connect people together and are a means to express themselves. The paper represents the thoughts that people have. I am also fond of boats because while riding in them, they always have people think about where they are headed toward, and where their destination is. The color white may typically be used as a symbol for death, but I think otherwise. To me, it means both life and death, because when there’s an end, there is always another beginning.”