My work has been a constant negotiation of my identity. A woman, born and raised in the third world. The demands of matriarchal tradition and patriarchal norms layered with global exposure on an accelerated path to a re contextualize intrinsic socio political concept. A subconscious battle of the dichotomy of life: new vs old, confidence vs passivity, communication vs language. Have I become the superb victim? Living only while living off centuries of cultural argument?
Paradox is a phenomenon that affects the universal village. As the world moves towards greater globalization, nationalities and cultures will merge together. Technological transformations will lead to a life style independent of the collision of the eastern and western world. I see myself emerging as a woman without pathos or helplessness. Being one. Raising another. A lifestyle independent of dependency. The sense of displacement replaced by inclusive, natural, materialistic desires.
Experimenting with unconventional surfaces, remaining in the classical realm of classical premises of art education, my perspective as an artist has strongly been influenced as an instructor of drawing and painting. The result has been cathartic self exploration delving into my sub conscious arguments and fears showing me the path to blocked aims. New beginnings?