(Found)ations is a psychological portrait of an almost-forgotten childhood home, a place that shimmers and fades in and out of memory while remaining a real-life “somewhere." The work depicts the artist in blue in a daily routine, subconsciously retracing the steps of her childhood and unknowingly passing relics from the past. It plays with light and shadow, emulating the haziness of formational memory as strong scenes stand out starkly, yet others fade and are obscured in shadows, enticing and ethereal.
(Found)ations explores the complexity and malleability of identity and seeks to address the feelings of dislocation and posturing among diaspora. Second and third generation immigrants construct their cultural identity through fragments passed down to them in the form of traditions, objects, family stories, or first-hand childhood experiences. This series seeks to understand how culture exists in a world where the definitions and boundaries of heritage, family, and ancestry are constantly expanding to fit a globalizing society. (Found)ations seeks to legitimize and personalize our connections to our origins and build upon them, reclaiming our culture for ourselves.