Migration, 2016


30x26 inches

As a second generation Haitian-American my identity is rooted in my immigrant heritage. My Haitian father would tell me stories of immigrating to the United States, during a time of violent political unrest.

My father described his assimilation into American culture and the heartbreak of his exile from Haiti. My father’s narrative included sophisticated sensory memories, the savory taste of traditional Haitian foods, the cadence of Haitian French as it was spoken on the streets, and familiar textiles that adorned his father.