• Between Two Stone Rafts

    My latest work features a personal narrative of being a 1.5 generation immigrant in response to the sinister narrative about people born elsewhere who try to make a home in this country. As a Portuguese-American, I have never quite felt at home in the United States, and I have always been reminded of just how foreign I am in my country of birth as well. This dichotomy, represented by the two cliffs, exerts a constant and disproportionate force on my identity, regardless of where I may live, represented here by the monochrome shores of lake Ontario. The stain which divides the two halves of the landscape demonstrates my inability to ever reconcile these two shores.