Name: Kiley T. Van NoteMajor: Studio, Concentration in Painting
Year: 5th Year Senior
I have always been fascinated by people and their stories. So this semester, my current body of work is based on my father's side of the family. Growing up, I became accustomed to two different cultures: middle-class American customs and traditional Vietnamese customs. This left me with an interesting perspective on how the two cultures relate and how they differentiate. To show this, I have decided to focus on two characters in my family: my father as well as my grandmother (his mother). My hope is to show the viewer day to day events that take place in their lives now and how these customs of traditional Vietnamese values have adapted to Western civilization.