MFA 2nd Year Showcase
The work shown in this exhibition was all completed over the summer of 2023 as a transitional step between the research done during the first year of the SMU MFA program and where I wanted to go forward as I entered my second, and final, year of the MFA program.
This work centers around girlhood, summer camps, sleepovers, and the loss of close childhood friends. Just as I parted with my childhood friends, I then parted with this part of my research. Moving forward, the focus shifted from childhood nostalgia to my identity as a biracial/mixed-race woman. A topic that I have been avoiding for years in my work out of fear and anxiety.