Now a chasm has opened between us that holds us together and keeps us apart

2012
Cotton fabric sewn on cotton muslin
8 x 102 ft

Now a chasm has opened between us that holds us together and keeps us apart evokes political theorist Hannah Arendt’s description of the experience of living in the world, which she likened to sitting at a table that both separates and unites us. The title and the meaning of the piece refers to many possible relations at once: the current political situation, political intransigence in general or an intimate emotional relationship.