Protective Footwear

Flexwax, turmeric powder, map tacks

My grandmother used to apply turmeric to our feet when my mother and I said goodbye after a visit. I still remember the feeling of cool turmeric paste on hot summer feet and the golden stain on my skin for days to come. Two protective materials, turmeric and wax come together in this work inspired by this childhood memory. Notions of travel and what the body remembers over long periods of time and immense change are expressed in this work.