Tomie's Chair by Josey Foo

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Inspired by "Arrival," Tomie Arai's 1996 mixed-media installation at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York City, Tomie's Chair is an allegory of outward and inward movement. The chair is a symbol of rest but also of decision--to rise and move beyond signposts, to change and break bonds, to be independent and create new bonds within one's own static, open spaces; to go further than the signposts at the end of a half-open road.

About Josey Foo

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Foo, a Chinese native of Malaysia, immigrated to the U.S. in the mid-1980s. She and her husband run "Crooked Shelf Books" in Farmington, NM.
Published November 2, 2002 by Kaya/Muae. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Like film developing in reverse, the narrator is slowly defined by the words and places that surround her, while she also shapes that exterior reality with her own body, ultimately creating a subtle yet undeniably compelling history of displacement, loss and love: "The place, made of parts, is ag...

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