A b o u t

Interested in the bonds (both ephemeral and permanent) that occur when space is activated by its physical connection to the human body. Within my work, I utilize cultural references of both the self and space in the form of landscape and body imagery to connect the viewer to a collective narrative and dissection of my own. Looking at the intersections of trauma and nostalgia through one’s timeline, the actuality of what happens and what one perceives to happen can become obstructed. It leaves one vulnerable to what their self-identity may become. My experience as a first-generation immigrant has led to an investigation of identity constructs. Exploring the dis-identification process of the existence of one's identity. Looking at how the environment and unconscious movements affect the interaction between all. Through the act of sharing my experiences, my works engage the viewer through a collaborative experience of self-reflection, where my body, or the present body, becomes a mirror for the viewer; working from this empathic base in order to bridge the gap that tends to separate.  Concentrating on these narratives, and drawing relations to my environment with the associated past, present and future.

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