The altar 2

2021 - on going series

Embroidery with silk organza, leaf skeletons, death insect, monofilament yarn and  mica

65 x 40 x 40cm

Vinpearl Resort, Phú Quốc island, Việt Nam

The altar that worshipped the Spirit of the land (Thổ Địa) is a must for

Vietnamese business places as people believe the spirit can influence the

prosperity of their land and their business. Likewise, in the case of this resort which was built on the land that once was a massive rainforest, I wonder if the spirits of those trees who had fallen down to give space for the resort are still here? And should those tree spirits be worshipped by people who benefit from the resort?