Bloom Where You Are Planted
Mixed media on panel, 2017
This work is titled "Bloom Where you are Planted". It is about looking back and remembering where I come from. It is about claiming my heritage. I come from a long line of refugees. Many generations of refugees. I am a naturalized citizen. My great-grandfather was 3 times a refugee. My grandmother twice. My parents twice. My brother and I were immigrants twice. My family now considers itself American. Isn't that what this country is all about?