afrolandscape (2006-19) address images that are taboo and considered the large elephant in the middle of the room that no one wishes to discuss. Deconstructing the unmentionable imagery and text, I explore and come to terms with some of the issues created by the diverse mix of my ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as to connect with others who share these experiences. In this rapidly globalizing era, a growing number of individuals can trace their heritage to a mix of cultures and traditions, transcending simple and outmoded definitions of racial, ethnic or cultural identity. This situation creates a need for these individuals to form new identities while grappling with lingering cultural stereotypes left over like a bad hangover from the cocktail party of colonial times. This work arises as a response to the cultural assumptions and expectations of others and celebrates the synthesis of cultural forces that form our respective identities out of complex multi-ethnic and cultural origins. I am often confounded when confronted by the ubiquitous checkboxes on job applications and government forms that are supposed to divide the races into a few neat categories. This work is a reminder that for many, these categories are no longer meaningful.