Heritage: The Motherland

As an American female of Ukrainian descent, I am interested in the disconnect that exists between my psychological and cultural identities.  After recently traveling to Ukraine for the first time, an unexpected feeling of loss and confusion altered how I perceive my role within my heritage.  Although my distant relatives who reside in the motherland accepted me lovingly, I could not help […]

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Heritage: Preservation & Loss

This body of work utilizes memory, history and sensorial experience in an effort to understand my identity as an American female of Ukrainian descent, with a focus on food as a cultural icon and catalyst in my work. More importantly, I am avidly attempting to preserve my Ukrainian heritage and culture; this is done both […]

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