Rabbit Kamis

The sculptures, suspended from the ceiling, floating ghost like, at eye level. The heads are sculpted and the bodies a sheer organza skin over various internal armatures that reflect different organ systems.As I’ve worked on this series, I began to think of them as Japanese kamis. In Shinto kamis are spirits of the natural world. Rocks, trees, animals and people have or are kami. Kamis are not separate from this world but are part of nature, being both negative and positive, evil or good. Kamis are deities, spirits, guardians and none of these. There isn’t a good word in English to translate the concept of kami, which I rather like.