During the summer of 2018, I received a fellowship from the Nagel Institute at Calvin College. This gave me the opportunity to travel to China alongside eleven other North American artists. Here, I spent two weeks studying art and religion in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai. Following our time, we were asked to make works of art in response to the experience.
While in China I spent a lot of time sitting in classrooms, listening to lectures, and copying down information from PowerPoint presentations. For this piece, red transparencies are placed on top of an overhead projector. As they are layered the color becomes more saturated. Space is left allowing light to pass through. I wanted to address my attempt to understand China, while also recognizing that my perspective will always be incomplete.