My work explores the evolution of identity by synthesizing memories of past with the present. Inspired by layers of memory, ancestry, and pattern, my work investigates the sense of longing and cultural assimilation that comes from travel and relocation.
Memories are fleeting with the ongoing assimilation to my immediate environment - they inspire me to seek what was once familiar while blurring the boundaries between Western or Eastern culture. The contrast between the modern and traditional imagery in my work reflects layered and overlapping cultural elements.
The process of my work combines several printmaking techniques, including collagraphs, monotypes, paper-lithography and image transfers. My work is hand printed, with multiple runs through an etching press, resulting in rich layers of color, pattern and imagery. Each print is a unique one of a kind work on paper, as I do NOT make editions, reproductions or gicleés.
I am mixed media artist focusing on works on paper. Originally from Singapore, I am a graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the La Salle College of the Arts. I have exhibited at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle and several galleries throughout the US. My work is in private and public collections, which include the University Hospital of Cleveland and the Dell Children’s Hospital in Texas. When I am not making art, I love spending time in the kitchen creating culinary bedlam and I do cook a mean dish of noodles.