Jocelyn Suzuka Figeroua

Born in Kyoto, Japan and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, i am an with a focus on fiber and painting. My work examines the role of inherited legacies and family traditions within histories altered by immigration, loss, and war.

I create stuffed dolls sewn by hand using the naminui (wave stitch) I leaned from my Japanese mother when I was a child. Four generations of women in my family have used naminui, passing the stitch from the hands of mothers to daughters- connecting generations of hands ... view more »


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