Displaced

Exploring the concepts of dislocation and displacement led me to think about what it is to be an immigrant. Following many conversations with immigrants and my own personal experience inspired me to create these works and explore the feelings, emotions and experiences attached to this situation.

Where the heart is, 2018
Where the heart is, 2018

11" x 11" x 3" Glass, 24K Gold leaf. This piece refers to the sense of a place and belonging, the immigrant's search to belong and the longing for the homeland.

Where the heart is, 2018
Where the heart is, 2018

11" x 11" x 3" Glass, 24K Gold leaf. This piece refers to the sense of a place and belonging, the immigrant's search to belong and the longing for the homeland.

Where the heart is, 2018
Where the heart is, 2018

11" x 11" x 3" Glass, 24K Gold leaf. This piece refers to the sense of a place and belonging, the immigrant's search to belong and the longing for the homeland.

Borders, 2018
Borders, 2018

18" x 4" x 3" Glass, Metal wire. Immigrants repeatedly find new borders over which to move - physically, emotionally and socially.

Borders, 2018
Borders, 2018

18" x 4" x 3" Glass, Metal wire. Immigrants repeatedly find new borders over which to move - physically, emotionally and socially.

Migration, 2018
Migration, 2018

12" x 12" x 4" Glass, Cotton hand crouched doily. Every immigrant goes through this stage of wandering, moving from one place to another.

Migration, 2018
Migration, 2018

12" x 12" x 4" Glass, Cotton hand crouched doily. Every immigrant goes through this stage of wandering, moving from one place to another.

Migration, 2018
Migration, 2018

12" x 12" x 4" Glass, Cotton hand crouched doily. Every immigrant goes through this stage of wandering, moving from one place to another.

Somewhere, 2018
Somewhere, 2018

8" x 8" x 4" Glass, 24K Gold leaf. The search to belong, to find a place to call home, is every immigrant's struggle. And somewhere out there there's a special place that the immigrant used to call home...

Somewhere, 2018
Somewhere, 2018

8" x 8" x 4" Glass, 24K Gold leaf. The search to belong, to find a place to call home is every immigrant's struggle. And somewhere out there there's a special place that the immigrant used to call home...

Somewhere, 2018
Somewhere, 2018

8" x 8" x 4" Glass, 24K Gold leaf. The search to belong, to find a place to call home is every immigrant's struggle. And somewhere out there there's a special place that the immigrant used to call home...

Disillusion, 2018
Disillusion, 2018

24" x 8" x 30" Glass, Enamel, Metal wire, Hemp cord. The difference between how one thinks about a place and how a place really is when actually living there. This difference is disillusion.

Disillusion, 2018
Disillusion, 2018

24" x 8" x 30" Glass, Enamel, Metal wire, Hemp cord. The difference between how one thinks about a place and how a place really is when actually living there. This difference is disillusion.

Disillusion, 2018
Disillusion, 2018

24" x 8" x 30" Glass, Enamel, Metal wire, Hemp cord. The difference between how one thinks about a place and how a place really is when actually living there. This difference is disillusion.

Disillusion, 2018
Disillusion, 2018

24" x 8" x 30" Glass, Enamel, Metal wire, Hemp cord. The difference between how one thinks about a place and how a place really is when actually living there. This difference is disillusion.