"Ultimately, I’m working with the idea of how experiences ripple through generations. The red line that traces us is like a lifeline that connects us. Experiences ripple through all families. It just so happens that in my particular family, a big experience was the internment. And I wanted the viewers to relate to that experience, by relating to their own family experiences," Judy Shintani.
Lately I’ve been looking for things and
finding other things.
For example I found my gift box from my graduation for JFKU in 2006. I hadn’t looked in it recently. Inside one of the things I found were packaged pennies with a label that said "place where you want them to grow". So I put some pennies in my wallet and some in my fee box for my classes. Since then I keep finding pennies everywhere. I find them on my studio doorstep, outside my car, on my chair. Today I found a quarter on my cell phone(weird?!). Hmmm well the value is going up. Not sure where this leading but I’m trying to follow the breadcrumbs. Paying attention more to "pennies from heaven". I think I’m getting it that my value is where I am, what I do, in my studio, and the way I communicate and connect. Obvious, but pennies or messages from heaven help out to confirm it. I've been going outside of my studio a lot to work with others. I'll have time to regroup soon and looking at ways to "be here now" will be a focus!
Oh and by the way, what was I originally looking for? A key which I already had on my keychain and didn't remember. Now if that isn't a message I don't know what is!
Update: the next day: found $3! I like this roll I'm on.
Judy Shintani is an artist, mentor, guide, transformative art facilitator