Portrait of Seng


A portrait of my dear friend, Seng. Our friendship is filled with laughter, magic, inspiration, and love. I’m so grateful to be connected with a kindred spirit, and I am honored to capture their spirit.

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Inktober 2017 - Day 8 - websiteThere are times I feel disconnected from myself and from others due to my sometimes conflicting identities and the trauma-laden ruptures in my life.

This self-portrait is a part of the collection, “Arriving In Between,” which was showcased in the group exhibit Aloud. April-June 2018.


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Grace Lee Boggs


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A portrait of Grace Lee Boggs.

The quote reads, “To make a revolution, people must not only struggle against existing institutions. They must make a philosophical and spiritual leap and become more ‘human’ human beings. In order to change/transform the world, they must change/transform themselves.”

It was a part of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL)’s “General Strike” exhibit, which took place May-Oct 2017.


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A portrait of my grandmother, Jung-Hee Hong

In drawing this, I remembered intimate details of my grandma: the purse of her lips, the softness of her cheeks, the creases in her brow. I recognized how many of her traits I have in myself. And I realized that relationships aren’t restricted by narrow definitions of time & space.


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