Portfolio > Innumerable Measures

When my Japanese and Chinese grandparents left Asia, they not only saw America as a new start, they also believed in the necessity of leaving the old ways behind.

The result: my generation, sisters, brother and cousins and I have lost much in the way of culture, language and food, in realizing our elder's dreams of assimilating into U.S. society.

My work aims at reconciling the tensions between what I feel I've gained versus what I've lost in order to attain the "American Dream" through exploration of my heritage and origin.

Pear
Pigment ink on paper
32"x32"
2015
Dent Corn
Pigment ink on paper
32"x36"
2015
White Asparagus
Pigment ink on paper
2015
Red Peper
pigment print on fiber base paper
2015
Radishes
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 36"
2007
Yellow Pepper
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 32"
2007
Cauliflower
Pigment Print on fiber base paper
32"x32"
2008
Mung Bean Noodles
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2007
Photograph of Banana Flower by Steve Ozone
Archival Pigment Print
32"x36"
2007
Garlic Scapes
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 36"
2009
Oyster Mushrooms
Pigment ink on paper
32"x32"
2015
Sea Urchin
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 32"
2006
Quail Eggs
Pigment ink on paper
32"x32"
2015
Cow Hoof
Pigment ink on paper
32"x32"
2015
Octopus #1
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2014
Octopus #2
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2014
Duck Paw
Pigment Ink on paper
32"x36"
2012
Chicken Paw
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2012
Sea Horse
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 36"
2009