Internationally exhibited artist Lynne Yamamoto’s principle themes relate to loss and mourning. From the early 1990s, her installation work has centered on her Japanese-American heritage. Using the life history of her grandmother Chiyo as subject matter, Yamamoto reveals a narrative about this issei, a woman who traveled from Japan to Hawai’i as a picture bride in 1914 and worked as a laundress on a sugar plantation in Kohala. Through Yamamoto’s narrative, she invokes Chiyo’s labor and interior life.
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