"TSUNAGU" means "Connection" in Japanese. I travel around the world creating “tree rubbings” using from naturally found or handmade charcoal and a traditional Japanese paper known as '“washi.” Using the bark of the tree, I create these rubbings to explore the connection between people as a whole and through nature. I also exchange small objects, some treasures and some simple debris, from different locations, creating a wall connecting people and exploring their paths by reuniting these objects from around the world. The map represents the places in which I have received objects from, and the path itself and the connection between the people creates the “tsunagu,” physically represented through the wall.
Tsunagu Wall is ongoing since 2004.
Tsunagu Book is ongoing since 2009.