July 2-8, 2012 at CACD. Opening reception Monday, July 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm. Refreshments will be served!
Being raised in the United States and Cape Verde, I spent most of my life as a cultural liaison transferring information, traditions, and objects to friends and family in both worlds.
This constant looking and being looked at, access and distance, as well as never fully feeling American nor Cape Verdean is the condition from which I am inspired to create. My work is an impressionistic result.
Through video, photography, and sculpture, I aim to make visual work that is informed by and evokes the mood of this insider outsider relationship; a duality that is common to immigration and multiculturalism. Through a somewhat familiar yet distant relationship to both people, the land and objects, I am able to communicate greater subtleties of the place, the “other”, and myself. Beyond the personal investigation, I am interested in the preservation of Cape Verdean culture a well as the immigration experience of her people. I hope to offer a different perspective, a Cape Verdean perspective, to the vast discourse of diaspora art.