moonlight

2012​

49 monoprints, found objects, soundscape 5.40mins

 All is quiet in Yamada-San’s garden. Under darkness, Kelly digs her fingers into the soft earth and tugs on a large bulb. She pulls up several more and drops them into a bag. Satisfied, she hurries home.

She feels guilty, but she can’t find them for sale anywhere in Nagoya. She needs Jonquils- this particular daffodil is a connection to home, to her mother, sister and grandmother.
They all have Jonquils in their gardens, gathered from her great-great grandparent’s old home site in Moonlight Flat.
She plants the bulbs in her flower box- they’ll spread in time. ‘Moonlight’ she whispers.

​Kelly Matsuura
9/9/11