SHELTER IN SPACE

ANUJA JAITLY (USA)
Fiber

76.2 x 76.2 cm

2020

Umbrellas, for millennia, have been enablers of social distancing by virtue of their design and the way they create space among people, even while providing shelter from rain and sun. I purchased this umbrella in Myanmar in 2016, the year the Burmese people found the courage to address, with mixed results, their own problems of social distancing. Indeed, 2016 was the year Myanmar reopened itself to the world and, in so doing, ended 60 years of social distance from others. This umbrella, not just in its form and function, but also in its heritage and history, inspired me to bind together a story of the way our bonds evolve and, eventually, cohere.

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