I use painting to depict and archive a story important to me and my community, a story that is remembered, imagined, shared and lived. In the process, I have conversations, series of dialogues with neighbors, family and friends close to me, while creating paintings simultaneously or in response capturing these exchanges.
Painting to me is a practice of offering. A practice that captures a lived space, crafted through a deliberate engagement with people, both during the making and subsequent positioning of the work. I hope this process and engagement builds alliances across experiences, making visible links between stories; stories of love, sacrifice, loss and grief – all much too often linked to the lived immigrant experience.
gazing at the ocean outside the studio