VISUAL ARTS - Mixed Media
2013 - Present
Click on the images in the gallery below to view the full artworks and descriptions of the pieces under the "Hidden" series.
“There are more slaves today than at any time in human history.”
"Hidden" is my project that resulted from my anti-human trafficking work. In 2013, I took the first Human Trafficking course offered at Stanford, and worked with the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC). Modern-day slavery consumed my thoughts, and I found making art to be a cathartic process that could also bring awareness to the grave problem.
Each group of three in "Hidden" represents the movement associated with trafficking, and shows the evolution of vulnerability, exploitation, and ultimate recovery. While highlighting the suffering of those trafficked — for the purposes of defining the injustice, bringing awareness, and challenging the viewers to question their own roles in perpetuating human trafficking — the greater intent of the series is to return the identities of these “nameless flowers” as survivors and activists, rather than as victims.
Hidden in plain sight. Let them be seen. National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888
"Hidden" is a work in progress, as is the fight against human trafficking.