Lost on the Search for Identity
Lost on the Search for Identity is a loose series of works that emphasizes the tenuous relationship between belonging and exclusion, questioning the notion that one belongs anywhere at all, even based on nationality, race or place of birth. The work plays with the idea of nostalgia for a lost home and what this home represents. Why are we nostalgic for a place we once wanted to leave in the first place? The cenotaph, the empty grave, is a symbolic marker of a place or event, sometimes used for nationalistic purposes, at others to serve as a reminder to future generations, but because it is empty the meaning inherent in the cenotaph is derived only from the ritualistic nature of its use.