Woven Ancestries

 

WOVEN  ANCESTRIES, 2021  

40”x30,” oil, graphite, and wax pencil on partially PVA primed

This piece is about ancestry “woven” into ones being in both seen and unseen ways, and attempts to unravel the way in which I’ve found myself relating to my Filipino and European ancestries as a kind of folklore or myth rather than something material or present. In tandem with this idea of culture experienced as myth, I’m intrigued by how ones cultural understanding consists of “imagined” and “borrowed” memory as much as it does ones actual memory and knowledge of the culture/cultures.