Mari Matsuda

Contributor: Mari Matsuda, Artist and Professor at William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa.


Mari Matsuda
Ariel, 2012
Mixed media


Tsuyuko Matsuda
View from Heart Mountain Internment Center, Wyoming c. 1940s
Oil on canvas

Painted by the contributor’s grandmother while incarcerated in the Heart Mountain Internment Center. Concurrently, her son was fighting on behalf of the United States during World War II.

How do objects speak?
How do they impart experience across generations?
What are their traces?