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USPS
Silkscreen, paints, gesso, spray paints, oil pastel, shipping lable and tape, cardboard
8F x 17F
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, white paint, cardboard
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, oil pastels, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, oil colors, corn oil, paper towel, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, gesso, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, paints, gesso, spray paints, oil pastel, shipping lable and tape, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, corn oil, cardboard
24" x 17"
2012
USPS
Silkscreen, paper towel, watercolor, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, gesso, spray paints, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, found label, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, pencils, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, gesso, duck tape, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, inks, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, inks, white paint, duck tape, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, charcoal, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, gesso, duck tape, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, found label, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
USPS
Silkscreen, gesso, cardboard
24" x 17"
2011
Taboo
laser printing, silkscreen, shipping label
11" x 17"
2011
Taboo
laser printing, silkscreen, shipping label
11" x 17"
2011

The USPS series addresses the idea of transition/migration based on my personal experience of migration. As a newcomer to the country and young student following opportunities, I had frequently moved in preceding years, and the physical and emotional challenges that came with my constant transitions left my sense of place/home in a complete shambles. This successive transitions deeply affected the perception of myself as well as my relationship with the world. The USPS series consists of the enlarged self-addressed shipping labels printed on the cardboard shipping boxes that had traveled with me many times during my moves in the United States. The shipping labels are defaced or damaged as if to suggest the troubles of being shipped from place to place. The beaten and weathered self-addressed shipping labels connote a means of transporting one’s belongings, and in some cases, one’s entire possessions. At the same time, they are unsolicited reminders of the possibilities of missing or losing things in transit. The visible empty spaces in the installation evoke the sense of loss and the emotional emptiness in the aftermath of leaving a place. This allusion to the experience of migration, deep down, speaks to this very idea of life’s uncertainty. It is an endless journey of not knowing your next home, and of making home everywhere or nowhere. Hence, I employ my personal experience as a metaphor through which to convey the experience of migration, alluding to the idea of displacement, the sense of loss, and the residual impact of moving in both physical and emotional senses.