Parallel is a personal journey to understand the woman I never get to know, my late mother. The journey begins after I am finally given permission to read my mother’s diary, the entries were written at a time where my mother was the same age as I was when Parallel begins. It is a visual record and documentation of my journey, the things I saw, how I come to terms with the past and my own emotions. A shared memory between mother and daughter.
A journey to face the past, to find hope and courage for new beginnings. All is well.
Mixed Media Installation, Short Documentary (14 mins) | 49 x 24 x 31 in | 2012
Parallel collaterals inside the table
Saga Seeds are little red heart-shaped seeds that signify love and affection. In the Chinese language, “Xiang Si Dou” can be translated as ” I am thinking of you’. Bottles containing saga seeds are given out to encourage viewers to start their own journey of the search for answers and closure.