As an immigrant from South Korea without any prior knowledge of Canada, I had a very hard time trying to fit myself into the Western Culture for couple of years. With a huge and almost impassable barrier -‐ created by the usage of different language and cultural significance – in front of me, day to day was a constant struggle to change myself and adapt; one part of me wanted to fully embrace the Western culture to which I was being exposed while the other part of me wanted to retain my original identity.
Over the duration of time, I slowly overcame my discomfort at having to embrace two different parts of myself. Soon, I came to the understanding that the two seemingly different parts of me were integral to creating my personal identity.
This series symbolizes the internal struggles and doubts that I had as an immigrant, the struggle whether to fully conform to or to reject a different culture, and a sense of serenity I came to have as I slowly accepted the two different cultural identities I had to be my whole.