'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', menstrual blood, earth, incense, mixed media on paper and fabric, 90” x 72” x 40”, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', menstrual blood, earth, incense, mixed media on paper and fabric, 90” x 72” x 40”, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', menstrual blood, earth, incense, mixed media on paper and fabric, 90” x 72” x 40”, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', menstrual blood, earth, incense, mixed media on paper and fabric, 90” x 72” x 40”, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', menstrual blood, earth, incense, mixed media on paper and fabric, 90” x 72” x 40”, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', family photographs, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', family photographs, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', family photographs, 2012.

'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', family photographs, 2012.

    This series of drawings was an installation I made to commemorate my Chinese ancestry. It was made after discovering the cross-generational trauma and mental illnesses within the women in my biological family. It provoked research on the genetic qualities of mental health and the phenomenon of inheriting trauma on a physiological level.

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'My roots are all sick (Broken Heirlooms)', menstrual blood, earth, incense, mixed media on paper and fabric, 90” x 72” x 40”, 2012.