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New work - 2019

After spending the past 9 years on advocacy works surrounding Executive Order 9066 and the WildLIFE Project, it was time to work on things that were less emotionally daunting.

Maruyama was invited to participate in an exhibition that honors the 100th year anniversary of Bauhaus. This was in itself a challenge because it was meant to be a furniture exhibition: she was not particularly fond of the cold sterile designs of Bauhaus furniture. Instead, she gravitated to the works of Anni Albers, who was a weaver and a wonderful colorist.

Maruyama was able to incorporate the methods of making tambours, or roll-top doors as a way to fabricate these 'wooden weavings'.

Yellow Window
polychromed wood
16" x 16" x 2"
2019
Autumnal Equinox
polychromed wood
16" x 16" x 2"
2019
Tickled Pink
polychromed wood
16" x 16" x 2"
2019
an homage to Anni Albers, wood weaving, color field work
polychromed wood
30" x 30" x 2
2019
homage to anni II
polychromed wood
30" x 30" x 2
2019
an homage to Anni Albers, wood weaving, color field work
polychromed wood
42" x 24" x 2"
2019