[46 inches high by 21 inches wide by 5 inches deep]
They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. [Genesis 3.8]
Born of necessity and characterized by fabric patches coupled with coarse hand stitching, the Boro (rags) technique is prevalent on garments worn by common laborers in northern Japan. No Where To Hide employs the boro aesthetic to image Creator God as a three-dimensional laboring coat, within which ceramic figures of Adam and Eve reside after their fall from grace. The work, which is a reflection on the “messiness” ingredient in creating, recreating, and sustaining the cosmos, expresses the artist’s bad news/good news conviction that humankind can neither hide from God’s judgment nor escape from God’s love and grace.