Heritage: after studies
Also, through these collages I found a way of realizing childhood memories, or child-like stories resulting from my mixed heritage.
I'm Brazilian-Japanese, born and raised in Brazil; my Japanese great-grandparents have emigrated in the 1910s, and because it was important for them to adapt to their new home country and because of the heavy workload in the farms in which they were relocated, passing on their culture to future generations was not a priority.
Many years later, what I built as my cultural identity was therefore a mixture of scattered folklore from Japanese peasants and the Brazilian countryside, pop culture ranging from anime to videogame, with a layer of formal art education and self-taught Art History.
This is a look back on my first project, about Boro.