Nostalgia/Memory, 1991

Student Center Art Gallery, University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA

This is the very first piece that I made after a few months in the US and it is a self-portrait. As a newly arrived international student, the word M E M O R Y cast in ice, melting throughout the day was the perfect embodiment of my feelings of loss and transformation. Ultimately, memory and identity are seen as fluids in constant change.

Mixed media: ice, plexiglas, steel. 

Dimensions: 5.5 FT  x 1.3 FT x 6 IN.