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Helen Tran, If Not Here, Then Where? IV, 2021
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Helen Tran, If Not Here, Then Where? IV, 2021

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Artist: Helen Tran
Title: If Not Here, Then Where? IV
Year: 2021
Medium: encaustic on wood, woodcut prints, cyanotype, relief ink, and oil paint
Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 3.1 cm (10" H x 10" W x 1.3" D)
Type: original

This collection of four encaustic painting focuses on the idea of mourning, funerary, and ancestry. Throughout the work, it depicts four encaustics collage painting that incorporates both printmaking and photography components. Its visual narrative acts as ritual performance, in sealing and preserving my traditions, and a worship emblem that sums up my work to pay homage to my culture and ancestral practice.