California (May 20,2012,10:57) bugle-horn sounds as race 1 on a newly cut turf
with five fillies and checker colored jockeys are nerviously waiting for their six
furlong run. Two horses named “ Saratoga Yankee” and “Smokey Lonesome” are 2-1
photographs of Seabiscuit, Citation, and Affirmed salons the wagering walls.
11:09, crowd of
few thousand pounding, rumbling, and roaring as hoses come to the last stretch.
1:33.59, “Leaving New York” (15-1) comes in first place as FedEx cargo plane above
bestride the racetrack dwarfing the sounds below.
6:25, I order an
original cake donut at the drive- thru window of a LA landmark, Randy’s donuts
stand. A giant donut stands 22-foot diameter and sits on top of store facing the
Southwest direction and the planes arriving to LAX can be seen through the hole
of the donut .
6:28, as I make my
first bite to the small donut, another donut is getting created in the horizon
of a western sky. (May 20,2012, full solar eclipse)
My artwork is
about the hole of a donut where it holds the shape of a donut. This empty space
is a coexistence of a void and form where it becomes ONE.I see the city of Inglewood as a center of
the donut where it becomes the microcosmic world of the city that holds
together the community and neighborhoods.