Sunk in This Heaven Forever
Handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic object created by Amia Yokoyama.
Materials: porcelain, glaze, silica, copper carbonate
5 x 12 x 5 inches
As part of the Terra Firma: Foreign Lands capsule collection, 50% of sales will be donated to Beauty 2 the Streetz, a non-profit organization that aims to serve unhoused womxn by providing necessities alongside the things that make us feel inherently human: a hot shower, a hearty meal, and beauty services.
NOTE: After purchase, this item will be available to take home after November 11, 2020 as before that it will be on display with the rest of the collection. Thank you for understanding!
Local pickup/delivery is available and preferred due to the fragility of this piece. Special shipping can be arranged; the buyer will be charged.
Amia Megumi Yokoyama is a multi-media artist who works with animation, video, sculpture, and installation. She uses digital and traditional animation, organic and synthetic materials to create hybrid figures and otherworldly environments where she explores themes of authenticity, fetish, and synthesizes personal mythology in post-human landscapes. Through spaces of fantasy and sparkling moments of poetic access she creates works not invested in sense-making or cohesive narrative, but in partiality, in delivering a story in pieces, leaving a trail of potential. A process of actualizing. A space called love. She lust after something real by breaking down systems of desire, control, and authenticity. Life comes together regardless of limitations, within fantasy, within ecstatic states of change, within algorithms of the computer brain, as if together we were masters of material and digital manipulation. Processes and ideations that disrupts imperious and industrial thought streams that try to tell us where we come from and how to name our thing called body. Amia graduated from CalArts in 2017 for Experimental Animation, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Flux Factory. She is represented by In Lieu Gallery in Los Angeles and has shown her work in galleries, the internet, and spaces around the world.