Hand dye, reverse appliqué, hand & machine embroidery, silkscreen, wood frame
Ikat, hand dye, silk screen, wool, wire, cotton canvas, wood frame
Synthetic yarn, wool, wire, sequins, acrylic painting, hand dye, wood frame
I examine the human relationship between nature, other objects, and the realities they construct with culture. Living now in a different country, surrounded by an entirely different atmosphere and culture, I realize how I am made weak or strong depending on my environment.
The differences I experience in Canada sadden me, and my separation from the culture and people that I know in my homeland frustrates me. There is an invisible wall called culture between you and me and it feels impossible to break. The same differences, however, help me discover deeper truths. We are not only separated by national culture, but a personal culture of our own understandings, and realities. My works reflect my experiences and emotions, helping me find my balance. My works heal my soul and salt my wounds; and although bittersweet, life’s pain is enough to keep me alive.