breast and beyond comprises of 3 large installations taken place simultaneously in 3 venues in Bangkok late 2002 ; noon-nom, offering vessels and breast stupas.
noon-nom found a 100 square meter room full of 200 oversize breast shape like cushions of gray, pink, black and beige, inviting the audience to immerge themselves into the art piece. They became part of the artwork itself, becoming both the examiner and the examined.
offering vessels has evolved into a semi-abstract image of an open vessel with a spout. The vessels on paper rendered in charcoal and pencil offers a depth of abstract subjectivity of the female being. The sculptured vessels made from paper mulberry fiber now dyed in an indigo/black tone are set floating like a stream, a reminder of the “existing” world.
breast stupas was done by meticulously and meditatively removing strands of thread from a perfectly woven piece of silk. Gradually the image appears in the center of the fabric. I started the idea for breast stupas along with other bodies of work done a year earlier in a series collectively titled vessels and mounds. The body as a vessel has become a shallow bowl, tapered and having a wide rim. The breast form becomes more grounded, sensual and sacred at the same time.
I formed these two images using various materials: candle wax and charcoal on paper, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, charcoal and pencil on paper, wax and titanium sculptures, glazed terra cotta, cast bronze, molded and scented candles. The ephemeral quality of all of the pieces gives me a sense of detachment, and at the same time involves a state of realization. It incorporates many senses of being. The repetition in the works is a form of meditation, a way of looking into my body and mind. And by using different materials, the works offer subtle changes in definition with each substance. It is an evolving self-defining and self-healing process.
Although my works have changed over the last decade, I still consider them as part of the same concept about perceptions of one’s physical and spiritual being. I wanted all my senses to blossom: to give rise to all possibilities, and consequently learn more about oneself. I try to achieve this by examining and underlining the essence of the female being through the Self. The most important goal is to challenge the conscious and sub-conscious of not only the viewer but also my own.