How to Grow Wheatgrass, 2021

Posted on: May 12, 2021
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How to Grow Wheatgrass, 2021
This space is created with intentions of offering a place to find peace and calmness within solitude. I hope to ambiguously shift the perspective between the mind and body, both visually and physically by bringing the outside, inside.
Within nature, I am often searching for space to feel grounded within my own body to attempt to silence overwhelming thoughts. Questions that I am confronted with is, what happens when even in nature, I can?t find a space of solitude and healing? What happens when spaces I thought I could feel safe in, constantly causes grief, self loathing and guilt? When I weed, when I tend to the earth, in yearning for fruitful crops, when I pour my love, care and attention to the ground, I am reminded of my Father and the atrocities. When I force myself to heal, to go inwards, to forgive by simply sitting or being with my thoughts, am I simply just repenting for sins? The hard labor of digging, of sowing, of tending to the stains of my Father. Who's sins, who's wrong?

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Thao Kieu

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MFA Student

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2022

Artist Statement:

Thao Kieu's work involves a practice that is provisional. Through using photography, video, sculptural installation, objects, text, color, auditory, and visual disruptions, she explores the world around her to navigate ways to manipulate space to provoke her viewer.