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Tracing Throughts of Home and Water, 2022

24" x 72"

Expressions of Home

Expression of Home:

 

Setting Suns, 2022

Two Dusks, 2022

Where the Skies Untether, 2022

Tracing Thoughts of Home and Water, 2022

Digital and photographic compositions. Artworks available as limited edition prints; digital print on matte watercolour paper.

 

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I was born and raised in Vancouver which is on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. My parents arrived in these lands when they were teens, leaving behind their own birthplaces in search of a better place to start a family and to call home. They were, themselves, the children of displacement. My grandparents, too, left their homes to flee the violences that pervaded their own country in the early–mid 1900s. In some ways, I continued to carry this tradition. I lived nomadically for a time, and lived most recently in Toronto by the edge of Lake Ontario, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

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Setting Suns, 2022

34" x 26"

 

In 2022, I returned home. In my ‘homecoming' to this familiar yet unfamiliar place, I found myself contemplating the reasons I left, the reasons I came back. What connections did I develop aboard, what connections had I lost? Over the years, as part of my practice, I have been gathering stories and memories from my family. With a deeper awareness of my own shared intergenerational experience, I found a new purpose and longing for connection with land.

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Two Dusks, 2022

34" x 26"

 

The works in Expression of Home are digital photographic paintings. They recount personal stories as well as those I’ve inherited from my elders. The works are overlapping photographs where I’ve suspended them as imperfect, competing memories. They’re not meant to be read linearly or chronologically. They’re narratives that meander and meditate along the threads of experience that connect me, and my family, to the places we have inhabited.

 
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Where the Skies Untether, 2022

34" x 26"