Exploration beyond Design🖋

Exploration OF Kinship🖋

I love thinking through making. Below are explorations through making

including essays, video works, performances, and fine art.

Essay / Interviews / Filmmaking  

I have long documented the development of my identity through video diaries.

 

My videos reveal my thoughts on identity— often focusing on race and kinship.

 

As an American, Chinese and Jewish adoptee, I am no stranger to straddling multiple cultural and ideological borders. This work serves as a place of reflection on the mutability of identity, culture and family.  

Read The Essay Here

Social Art Practice🤝​

Essay / Interviews / Filmmaking  

What is Justice?

This project fostered critical thought through conversations in public spaces. 

The bench was placed parallel to existing city benches in Baltimore. Conversations cathartic recollections about personal and community hardships.

 

The small square between the two benches created an intimate space for people to have their voices witnessed.

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Disaster Wear

Disaster Wear is a satirical fashion line of protective clothing for a future beset by natural disaster. 

 

It uses humour to raise awareness of the increased inequalities from uncontrolled climate change.

Shown: Hazmat suit to protect from increased spread of diseases, and Flood Girl, to survive rising waters.

 

 

WateRColors

Hanging Vines
Hanging Vines

2012

Water
Water

2012

2012

Hanging Vines
Hanging Vines

2012

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Oil Paintings 


 

Prints

Mono Print
Mono Print

2015

Following
Following

2015 Lithography Florence, Italy

Swoon
Swoon

Mono Print
Mono Print

2015

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Figurative Oil Paintings

Time
Time

Featured in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/07/10/arts/design/20110710-curator-8.html

Ready To Fly
Ready To Fly

Oil Painting on Canvas 2012

Golden Series
Golden Series

2012

Time
Time

Featured in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/07/10/arts/design/20110710-curator-8.html

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Abstract Oil PaintingS

Imagined Landscape
Imagined Landscape

2015

pumkin
pumkin

2015

2015

Imagined Landscape
Imagined Landscape

2015

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Batiks

Italian Cati
Italian Cati

Batik on Silk 2015

BrighterBatikFollowme
BrighterBatikFollowme

Batik on Silk 2015

Italian Cati
Italian Cati

Batik on Silk 2015

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