A beaver dam under the shadow of a glacier. The mountain's melting snow and the natural architecture of the beaver dam combine to create groundwater, a source of water that is now under assault from commercial bottling companies, in addition to potential contamination from oil/gas/nuclear industries.
The project was conceived and created by Anne Greenwood, Diane Jacobs, Rachel Siegel and Shu-Ju Wang (me) — 4 Portland, Oregon based artists — to inspire reverence and increase awareness of the intimate relationship between civilization and forests.
The Laundry Maze was designed for the lobby of the Portland Building in Portland, Oregon. The project uses the historical reference of the Chinese laundry as a starting point to explore the professional transitions many immigrants face as they find work in different fields in their new lives. As one's profession is often the most public part of one's identity, this transition also brings about a change in identity.