2012, Mixed media, 42"w x 72"h
As a first generation American, I was born and raised in South Florida, a melting pot of culture. My father escaped from Communist Poland and arrived in Miami in the mid-1970s. With $18 in his pocket, he started a business making sewing machine attachments within the Miami garment industry. With the rise of outsourcing, I have witnessed a man achieve the American Dream and see it dissipate. My work investigates the disillusionment of this utopian construct through associations to memory, labor, loss, value, nostalgia and myth.
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