I think of the body as the agent, measure, and sum of physical and cultural substance. I think this because my own body acts and is acted upon. It senses, remembers, and recounts. In these works my body explores identity as a varied and hybrid representation that fashions reports on lived experiences, both real and imagined. As an immigrant, I bear no single cultural identity. I decipher myths and histories from different communal fonts– my lifeworlds are plural, occupying fluid boundaries. It is no wonder that my studio practice reflects this variability through diverse visual strategies and inter-disciplinarity!
The Triumph series focuses on the manifestation of different archetypes in the studio, digesting and transforming notions of identity. I call on a variety of recognizable symbolic markers to learn what it means to wear new identities in the stories we tell others and whisper to ourselves. I circle each archetype probing it from many different directions, exploring aspects of the initial physical memory or expression. Drawings, paintings, photographs, video, and installations document these hermetic revelations.
Please click on the links below to see each series in The Triumphs portfolio.