My intention is to create a space that invites something to come forward and then wiping the slate clean. It plays with my childhood Catholic experience of confessionals, my current practice of Zen Buddhist meditation and expressive arts body mind therapy.
I like to blur the boundaries between artist and viewer as well as create an experience for the viewer that invites them to consider their inner life. To enter the Japanese parachute confessional you must get on your hands and knees and crawl in. This light filled tent invites the participant to draw with chalk on the Buddha blackboard and erase it with a sea sponge. This religionless confessional can accommodate two people at a time. Expressing and confessing in this shame free environment aims to generate a feeling of freedom and perhaps even a metamorphosis.