Los Angeles: Olvera Street

Motoko Furuhashi


Las Cruces, NM, United States

4 x 3 x 1 (inch)

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My research is influenced by the locations I have lived or visited. My works are inspired by my experiences traveling, and the roads that take me from one place to another. I use materials taken directly from the street showing physical evidence of the passage of time. This is characterized by my selection of “insignificant” objects as the focal point. Raw materials collected from locations I have visited become precious pieces of evidence that recall the nostalgia or history of a specific place. These objects carry the substaintional value. Relevant to the site from which it has been excavated, each found object is a unique representation of the interrelationships between time, location, perception, and importance. Each imperfection represents a thread of its own reality, unique to itself and carries the history of a distant memory.

Motoko Furuhashi was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her works has been inspired by her experiences traveling around the world, and road that takes her to go one place to another. She received MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she teaches at New Mexico State University.

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