Aftermath:  Cycles of Rebuilding

A canopy temporarily protects, shields, and provides cover from outside elements. These kinds of makeshift shelters are formed when people forage for possible items that are remaining after a natural disaster.  Although these kinds of shelters are temporary and made with found items that come apart or lose strength, people are linked and reconnected through the process of rebuilding.

The use of the canvas in “Canopy” is meant to evoke the process of stitching together the pieces after the disaster, and the sometimes fragile nature of the reconstruction process.  The faded black lines on the canvas pieces represent political borders of countries where the events of a disaster will inevitably cause more displacement and dislocation. The red thread acts as a reminder, not only showing us how we are all connected but the connections that occur during the rebuilding and construction period.