"The way the story told itself to me..." Zora Neale Hurston
In order to create a true self portrait I must begin where I am rooted. This series is an ongoing family portrait trajectory beginning with immigration to the United States moving toward the present day. Through this exploration I aim to dissect the perceived identity of both myself and my family. Each drawing presents a moment taken out of context, aggrandized and distorted memories which I am further interpreting. How do we perceive history which is neither cohesive nor truth, and what affect does it have on our identity?