Portfolio > No Claim: Assimilation, Integration, Adaptation

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.

Octopus #1
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2014
Octopus #2
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2014
Dahlia #431
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2021
$350
Dahlia #630
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2018
$350
Dahlia #436
Archival Pigment Print
21/5"x33.5"
2021
$1300
Orchid #35
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2021
$350
Sea Horse
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 36"
2009
Garlic Scapes
Archival Pigment Print
32" x 36"
2009
Pear
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2015
$350
Radishes
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2007
$350
Yellow Pepper
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2004
$400
Cauliflower
Pigment Print on fiber base paper
12"x12"
2008
$350
Red Peper
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2015
$350
Mung Bean Noodles
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2007
$350
Oyster Mushrooms
Pigment ink on paper
12"x12"
2015
$350
Dahlia #11
Archival PIgment Print
12"x12"
2018
$350
Bitter Melon #314
Archival Pigment Print
32"x36"
2018
Photograph of Banana Flower by Steve Ozone
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2007
$350
Flowering Kale
Archival Pigment Print
32"x36"
2018
$2300
Dahlia #450
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2018
$350
Magnolia
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2018
$2100
Quail Eggs
Pigment ink on paper
12"x12"
2015
$350
Cow Hoof
Pigment ink on paper
32"x32"
2015
Starfish #348
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2018
$350
Sea Urchin
Archival Pigment Print
12"x12"
2006
$350
Duck Paw
Pigment Ink on paper
32"x36"
2012
$2300
Chicken Foot
Archival Pigment Print
32"x32"
2012
$2100