The concept behind the Thai Dye pieces is the combination of the phrase legality is a power play and the color choices of the pieces.
Legality is a power play. To me being undocumented means being criminalized for existing on stolen land and being denied access to healthcare, education, and to live, work, and reconnect with family because of borders. The US government justify deportation, lack of access, and concentration camp on migrants by labeling us as “illegal”. This practice comes whole history of US on slavery, war on drugs, mass incarceration, and etc. The government and white America use their power of legality to create unjust law to maintain their profit, power, and personal interest rooted in capitalism, racism, and imperialism.
The color choices were inspired by the ocean and desert. The two nature feature comes from my love for both and to have live in Thailand and Southern California. They are both calming places where nature exist and flow in its own way. In Buddhism, there’s a concept of dhamma meaning law of nature. If sailing a boat, it would be wise to go along the wind. Law of nature define itself similarly which is to flow accordingly but with clarity, right intention, and discernment. Having the Thai Dye pieces color reflect nature is to contrast the man made oppression from untamed ego craving power and personal interest that have put the world in its current state. The intention is to acknowledge these unjust law and use of legality while taking refuge in nature and understanding that our society do not need to operate in such way. We exist in society of crafted realities after generations erasure and trauma along with wisdom and resilience, but we also exist in the world beyond that, one in which we’ve lost touch with and that it flows in the way it flows. To find peace and clarity in nature.
Pieces Drop: March.15 until March.22 11:59 pm PST 🦋✌️
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Filmed by Daniel Garcia, Music by Sand Castles