What does it feel like to reconnect with your culture, to trace your family history, and to make sense of it in the here and now? My work represents the emotions and feelings of this experience.

Specifically, the work responds to a point in time: Travelling to Mindanao in the southern Philippines, back to where my parents grew up. By digitally manipulating found photographs collected as a tourist, family member and documentarian, the work acts a meditation on the whole gamut of family stories. These intergenerational stories are steeped in memory and myth, and maybe, most importantly - self-discovery.

Mindanao Story Cycle
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery