ROOTED ART PRINT
You are rooted and blooming. Be proud of who you are. May this be a reminder that every aspect of you and your journey is beautiful and worth celebrating.
This design is special to my heart for multiple reasons. I’m a second-generation Filipino-American woman who struggled with her identity. Growing up I was embarrassed of my Filipino roots. As an adult, I've faced my insecurities and have discovered the beauty and strength of my people and culture.
In this design the model is wearing a traditional Filipino garment known as the ‘terno.’ The flowers detailed in the lower right of the design are all hand drawn by the Filipino women on my maternal side including my aunts, cousins, mother and sister. To my family members reading this, thank you for the strength you have exemplified before me. You endured many things in order to proudly be where you are now. I now carry your legacy of strength forward.
This design is also dedicated to my grandmother I never had the opportunity to meet, Paciencia. Thank you for migrating to the states and fighting for our freedom. Thank you for being determined to provide a better life for your family.
8" W × 10" L
Bright white matte cover paper
Printed in black and white
Frame not included