Exhibiting Artist

Fixed it with Tape

Packing tape, silver, copper, brass parts from Halstead Bead, and stainless steel pin

2.75 x 2.25 x 1.25 inches

Photographed by artist

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My work deals with my travels through everyday life. I pay close attention to each step I take as I journey down the many paths set before me. These “roads” are sites we all travel across in our lifetime, and I use these experiences to highlight the physical and non-physical memories of each location. Evidence of the history found in each object can be seen in the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death associated with the memories we attach to the site.


Motoko Furuhashi was born in Tokyo, Japan. While growing up in Tokyo, she received her introduction to art from her grandfather. Her recent works has been inspired by her experiences traveling around the world, and road that takes her to go one place to another. She received her Masters of Fine Art degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is appointed as an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Oakland Museum of California, and Nobana Art Works in Ginza in Tokyo. Publications include 500 Plastic Jewelry design by Lark Books, New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada, and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin.