"Outcroppings have always had a strong
power for me," Kingsbury said. "There's a mountain behind
our house, mostly wooded, but with a gray-white rock outcropping a ways
down from the peak. The rock arrangement of three and the bushes behind
them were meant to refer to this."
The theme also had a more personal and metaphorical meaning for Kingsbury.
"Being a foreigner here in Japan, one definitely gets that 'sticking
out' feeling on occasion."
When she returns to California in the near
future, she expects to study welding and she may use metal in future pieces.
However, she is committed to using organic materials as much as possible.
"I hope to continue exploring ways to make things out of natural
materials," she affirms.
And what might her next project be?
"I haven't made a bed yet," she says. "I'd like
to make a bed."
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