2010 – 2012
"Natives" is a series of work that explores the emotional conflict and concord of human nature. Each piece represents an aspect of our daily lives, but we must first understand the principles of Yin and Yang. The concept of Yin and Yang is not always about prevailing over good or evil, but rather the balance of both within one's self. Only then can one acknowledge the existence of others. From this point on, each piece conveys the Yin and Yang of seven different emotional conflicts. The result of the strife varies as some subjects are overcome by fear, guilt, shame, grief, deceit, and disbelief while others are able to find balance and harmony.