Artist Statement

Inspired by my personal history and background as an “Asian American” living more than 20 years

in Germany and Switzerland, my work is a reflection on belonging and the cultural dislocation of people

in our contemporary society. Although my artistic practice is based in photography, I am not concerned

with the capturing of moments or the documentation of life. Instead, I am interested in using photography

as a medium to see differently as well as to transform the familiar to the foreign.

My photographs of nature and the human body often use unusual scale or an uncommon perspective

to emphasize what could appear to be foreign or alien. Before the birth of my children, my own body

was a significant element in my work and questions of belonging were often explored autobiographically.

Despite the personal nature of my art, I hope viewers recognize aspects of themselves in my work

and gain new perspectives in how we see ourselves and others.