Size: 9"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Hanbun means "half" in Japanese, the second language of my inner dialogue. My work in 2014 dealt with the theme of marriage and its resultant partial loss of individuality -- am I half, or double the person I was before marriage? If we are the sum of our experiences, with all their interlocking nooks and crannies, perhaps I am halved for want of the path not taken, doubled by learning to view the world through my spouse's eyes.
Zandra Kubota is a Bronx-born and raised Jamerican abstract expressionist, who left her heart -- and her mother-in-law -- in Japan.