between boundaries

between boundaries

challenge — What kind of imagery can portray the experience of identity within a cultural diaspora?

solution — A large format poster combining the iconic styles of both North American and South Asian art. A tropical, South Asian interior's window opens up to a snowy forest outside. This could potentially be expanded into a series, with more cultures represented.

concept — This piece explores the disorienting feeling of shifting identities. In essence, it describes an identity "between the boundaries" of one culture and another. Traditional South Asian patterns, with floral and bird motifs, are juxtaposed against a serene, painterly winter landscape of North America. Colours and animals were chosen to reflect the different climates.