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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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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Release MN 8

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I created this image for the Release Minnesota 8 campaign. In August 2016, 8 Cambodian Americans were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a nation-wide raid. Most of these men came to the US as children and have never stepped foot in Cambodia. 5 of the men have been deported. 3 of the detained have been released. The struggle continues.


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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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