Come Home

A series of collaged drawings and paintings on paper, that personally explore the complex, fragmented and multiple meanings of “globalization” and “multiculturalism” and their significance in American culture today.

In the 1950's my Norwegian grandmother learned to forget her native tongue, and lost touch with her family in her native country assimilating into the melting pot of America. Two generations later, here I am retaining parts of my culture, language, nationalism and reinventing what is means to be an American.  As the face of America changes so does the meaning of word "multicultural."