Doron SemuFue29cm x 86cm2023
U'a (paper mulberry), Togo ink, Indian ink and Gum Arabic
I recently learned that Sāmoa once held the belief that the spirit of our ancestors would visit us in the form of butterflies and moths. Similarly, this piece looks the spaces we have to house butterflies, and give our ancestors the opportunity to visit us more often with guidance and secrets. In this garden we see Hibiscus and Fue, vines that are native to Sāmoa but considered invasive. While Fue can overgrow established trees, they also flower and attract our polenating ancestors.
64 Rosebank Rd