My work focuses on wallpaper constructed from a re-imagined moment. The patterns in the wallpaper refer to actual events re-told by my mother during her forced emigration, as well as researched events that occurred during the Vietnam War. The wallpaper is my interpretation of those specific events.
The Wallpaper has become very important in my art practice. Itís a backdrop that merges both of my Eastern and Western identities. It speaks about and ties together cultural and political aspects of how an American views the war, and is significant in narrating my familyís personal drama, and allowing me to research the history of my ancestral country. In turn, the wallpaper will be able to live in and function in both a private and public space.