Visual Arts Research Volume 38, Number 2 Winter 2012 Gloria Rodriguez Naranjo University of British Columbia Figure 1. Gloria Rodriguez, 2011, Migrancy Journeys [Digital photography]. Connecting my identities of artist, researcher, and teacher, I investigate my immigrant narrative rendered as an a/r/tographic metaphor confronting being at home and away from home. In response to the spaces, places, times, experiences, and visual languages of my in-betweenness, I created synesthetic expressions of liminality where I am no longer from "here" or "there," but rather belong to both cultures. Entitled Migrancy Journeys, this diptych of water over stones in Lynn Creek (British Columbia) depicts the experience I have lived leaving my origins for a place that is coming to be known as home. I bring my memories of home, anxieties about the future, and anticipation for what may be, as I dwell in-between two © 2012 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Gloria Rodriquez Naranjo Interlude--Migrancy Journeys cultures, incarnating past experiences and the everydayness of today in an ongoing process of re-inventing my Self, in language, in histories, and in identities that are continuously subject to further change. For me, in-betweenness is like whirlpools of uncertainty and
Visual Arts Research – University of Illinois Press
Published: Feb 21, 2012
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