My practice explores the iconography of US ideology and culture through a lense of diasporic heritage and the intergenerational familial experience. Using my own cultural heritage as a basis, my works delve into the personal psychology that results from the immigrant experience within the landscape of the US and the effects on those that come after them in their lineage. Focusing primarily on the protective nature of family in regards to its members, traditions and ethics, my work brings into question the implications of the boundaries existing between people and the changing psychology that occurs if and when an “outsider” is accepted as a part of the inner circle.