‘HER STORY’ (TRIPTYCH), 2020
Giclée print with 1 colour screenprint on Somerset radiant white velvet 280gsm
69cm x 84cm each frame
Family stories and histories may lift us up and can weigh us down. Inevitably, they shape us.
The project ‘Her Story’ started on an individual level. It was about exploring questions on my own identity making and how coming from a mixed-heritage background, I could find internal peace at last.
As I was putting my family photo archive collage together, I did not think at all about love. I did not comprehend that this was what I was after. That all I wanted, was to be loved and included. Just like any child. Or like the inner child that lives inside any adult as a matter of fact.
Our individual experiences are woven into our societal structures. To deeply understand where we are now, we need to know where we were then. To move forward and decide where we will be, we need to be clear about how we got here.
My work investigates ways in which we can process our individual backgrounds and collective histories together and with love.
How can we all matter, exist and feel safe together and with our differences?