Essays on invisibility
The prints in this collection are my personal interpretation of how invisible immigrants are in their new setting. Legal or illegal, able or not able to make a comfortable living in this country, immigrants are somehow invisible, a lesser human. We are different, and most of the time people do not know how to approach us, which gives way to aggressions toward us. On the other hand, our assimilation process is somehow difficult. We miss our homes, our families, and our culture. We are surprised by all that is different from what we expected. In this series, I am trying to interpret the effort of the immigrant to remain, to stay put as my grandfather did when he migrated from China to Peru to have a better life. A better life did not comprise only himself but all his descendants, including me, and for that, I am grateful.