One good thing to come out of 2020 was the completion of our tiny house! So many people helped me put this together, it’s really wonderful to finally be able to enjoy it.
While we do encourage you to visit the installation in person, that obviously is not possible for everyone, so we are making the video available for separate viewing. Please enjoy Maternal Mitochondria’s experimental video “What We Wrote on the Water”!
The installation is available by appointment in Santa Fe, NM until February 8th 2021. E-mail email@example.com or call 505-231-1922 to schedule a viewing.
Maternal Mitochondria has a new art show up with Vital Spaces arts organization! Located in the Midtown Annex, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, and available by appointment only (in order to ensure COVID-safe practices), What We Wrote on The Water is a video installation constructed from the poetry of borders, drumming in a dream, the scarce commodity of water in the desert, and gestures in ink. The installation will be available to experience from January 9th-February 8th, and there is no fee!
In a dark enclosed womb of space, the video projects over a large vase, filled with water. It features the Japanese art of suminagashi, spoken poetry, and percussive drums. The projection overlaps the glass, creating new shadows and reflections. This is an immersive experience, playing with materials such as ink and glass, and the metaphor of water as the unconscious mind.
What We Wrote on the Water explores the dialectical flow between creator and viewer, form and meaning, being both on the surface of the water and under it. The viewer leaves refreshed, having temporarily been elsewhere.
FOR APPOINTMENTS: From January 9th-February 8th, please call Isabel at 505-231-1922 or e-mail Miriam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maternal Mitochondria is a mother-daughter creative duo collaborating in Santa Fe. Miriam Sagan is a writer and Isabel Winson-Sagan is an interdisciplinary artist. Their bilingual video installation of suminagashi and poetry, Thresh/hold, premiered in an abandoned square grain silo at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan in 2018. They produced a poetry and suminagashi installation in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park with more than twenty participants, aged 4 to 80. The walking path at Santa Fe Skies RV Park on Route 14 is host to their Fairy Houses installation in recycled metal, which has had numerous visitors during the pandemic. For What We Wrote on the Water, they have also collaborated with local drummer Tim Brown.
A small journal I made for class! Bound in white leather, with my suminagashi decorating the covers and end papers.
20″ x 30″ (unframed size, price is for framed)
As part of an initiative to shop local this holiday season, I am offering these pieces through the virtual “String of Lights” Holiday Market. I am a local artist in Santa Fe, utilizing a modern take on an old Japanese technique called suminagashi to craft unique, large-scale ink paintings. They are on archival paper and professionally framed. For any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com, and check out the rest of my portfolio at www.isabelws.com!
I have book art sculptures and suminagashi prints at Grey Matter Float Spa for the month of November! Stop by for a sensory deprivation pod experience and some trippy art 🎨
A Hundred Cups of Coffee by Miriam Sagan is a finalist in the cover design category! An excellent read for quarantine, copies can be purchased from Small Press Distribution.
The new Axle Contemporary show is live! Feminist Art in the Trump Era, curated by Lucy Lippard. All the work can be seen online and will also be showcased at Axle.
The Sacred & Liturgical Art Exhibition is still happening, although the dates have moved due to the pandemic. It is now running from September 4 – September 26! Thanks to the Springfield Art Association in Springfield, IL.