The Art of Marriage: A Tale of East Meets West. Martie Geiger-Ho and Kong Ho created their installation piece from the stock table and two chairs that were provided to all the invited artists as the theme and starting point for Journey to the East: '98: Installation Art Exhibition. Mixed media, hand-made objects, and life-size furniture.
Installation site: Exposition Hall, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Martie Geiger-Ho first became aware of archetypes and concept of Carl Jung's collective unconscious when she was a student in graduate school trying to explain why, as a ceramist, that she felt a need to photograph herself camping for the camera as her alter ego, the Kiln Priestess. Created in response to her desire to control the firing process, her Kiln Priestess character was predicated on the notion that a kiln god could take human form. As a chthonic character representing a flesh-and-blood kiln god come to life, the Kiln Priestess was, and still is for Geiger-Ho, a numinous figure that embodies the creative force or spirit that guides her production of pottery.