Haruko Okano. ENVIRONMENTAL WORK | INDOOR 9
2010 Snakes and Ladders, Memorial for the Miners of Hidalgo
Snakes and Ladders, Memorial for the Miners of Hidalgo, 2010
Medium: Site specific to Real del Monte, Mexico Detritus branches, earth and cast skulls in recycled coffee grounds.
Dimensions: 8’W x 7’H x 2.5 ‘ D
Inspired by the tragic death of 26 miners at the Purisima Mine outside of Real del Monte in the 70’s the style of ladders for this installation is designed after the original log ladders used in the early mines.
2010 The Mother’s Robe,
The Mother’s Robe, 2010
Medium: Paper, pine needles, cast skulls in recycled coffee grounds, indigenous ceramic bowl, text and water.
Dimensions: 12’W x 6’D x 8’H
Viewer interactive installation requiring them to set the bowl of water gently moving which distorts the word “Sin” leaving the static word “Fin” *sin means without while fin means end.