Hapa is a term that originated in Hawai’i as slang used to describe peoples of mixed racial backgrounds, and it has since evolved into an umbrella category for the ethnically-ambiguous. I draw upon these non-linear histories and patchwork identities to create visualizations of hybridity. This inspiration is in conversation with historic and futuristic imagery.
Printed digital collages of architecture related to distant family origins, and my own photo-documented performance clash as purposeful and non-sensical components. Building a world and its characters allows for me to investigate a setting that embodies the emotions of pride, alienation, and solidarity. These jumbled identities portray a fantastical, past-future narrative.
The <Hy-METRO-CITY> project is imagined using both visual and written components.