Body & Soul is a mixed media installation in a group exhibition called "She Is..." at One Art Space in New York City, celebrating Women's History Month in March, 2018.
I had just been diagnosed with lupus on February 7, 2018, I believe, caused by an extremely stressful 2017, caring for my seriously ill sister Fay. Sacred Eyes, Sacred Hearts and Sacred Hands were inspired by the milagros charms of Mexico that are pinned onto the clothing of saints in churches to pray for healing. I needed prayers to heal as lupus affects the entire body.
Six of Hearts was created in 2014, part of a series titled "In a Heartbeat".
My work was reviewed online--the knockturnal.com by Jinny Choi who wrote, "Chiang contributes to the notion that womanhood is not a single, universal experience but rather, a collection of distinct experiences."