Monthly Archives: October 2013

Paper Sculptures — de plie


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Blind Sight

This one is about making art blind…..  Everyone knew my vision was inferior. By nine years of age, untreated astigmatism and farsightedness had made my eyes cross. I got my first pair of eyeglasses the same month that I rode … Continue reading

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Nha (House)

This was the beginning of my “reclamation,” of family history, of memories, of ghosts and traumas. Cathay Pacific made a dusty landing at Noi Bai International. Smileless brown men in uniform stood on the tarmac with familiar facial structures – … Continue reading

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When you are ready, when biology trumps logic and personal comfort and professional considerations, babies will beckon. David started seeing and hearing them everywhere in Manhattan, peeking out from strollers, waddling in the park. We had dinner with a new-mother … Continue reading

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Therapy is about living in multiple time points at once……. “Why do you think he avoided you as time went on?” Blue asked. I cringed. Wasn’t it obvious? The Carpenter had turned away in the park when he thought I … Continue reading

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This is how a childhood ends.….   “Hi Mai, it’s Leila.” I was pleasantly surprised. Ten years from high school and someone had tracked me down. “Hi, how are you? Are you in New York?” “Well, yes I am, but … Continue reading

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