Cabinets, Cupboards, Cases and Closets 855
fabric, found objects, metal, wood
The Cabinets, Cupboards, Cases, and Closets sculpture in the H2F2 exhibition are wooden and metal environments that Stein revisions into life stories. They are filled and overflowing with complex life narratives, through interwoven cultural artifacts. These works spark encounters about hiding, leaving things behind, fleeing, diaspora, losing and finding identity, and more. For example, an encounter with one of the Cabinets, Cupboards, Cases, and Closets sculptures might begin by learning about the social, environmental, and health issues regarding elements in the work, next creating a visual map of the connections from and between the elements, followed by illustrating a story of future trajectories at one of the knots of entanglements of people and place.