40 Gelatin Silver Prints, Steel, Neodymium Magnets
50 feet, 6 inches X 20 inches (as installed)
unique edition, 2016
Tokyo street fashion flows from Harajuku. The lane is narrow and filled with tourists and locals alike: people seeing, and wanting to be seen. The performance can be overwhelming at times, making navigation a challenge. I pause to watch and think about how other artists have approached such a scene: the speckled painting by Seurat with the umbrellas and hard shadows, the line of umbrellas in Tokyo as seen by Kertész, the way the buildings of the Sunset Strip become one through Ruscha’s lens, how my Tokyo looks nothing like Moriyama’s. All the while, Gwen Stafani’s Harajuku Girls is repeating through the ear buds.