[ Adoption Art (archived) ]

Video Art

Video Art

Pink Rose - 10 (2001)

Pink Rose

Stamps

Stamps

Found - aka Puzzle (2003)

Found

Origins - aka T-shirts - 321 (2005)

Origins

Colouring (2005)

Colour

Sock Bunny Scan - Face (2003)

Sock Bunnies

Rose Petal (2005)

Flowers

Post-it Note Workshops (2011)

Art Workshops

AVI Logo photos

Community Projects

VietIrishSupport Seminar (2008)

Panels & Talks

This section of my website is for prosperity only as a resource for people with an interest in adoption art. I no longer do much contemporary work and focus on my [Illustration]. However I do still adoption work but now in comic form at Geeky Adoptee webcomic www.geekyadoptee.com

Originally I was very resistant to the idea that adoption ever affected me. I believed that only I could determined my future and my past had no bearing on who I was in the present. It wasn’t until my early 20’s that I started to realise that I may have been wrong and it wasn’t as black & white as I thought, that in fact being transracially adopted was part of what shaped me. To deny that was to deny who I am.

I explored the very ideas of what constitutes a family, race, identity and diaspora. One of the stumbling blocks I have faced is that up until 2008, I only had my own point of view and felt that my work was becoming stagnate. I actively sort out & connected with other adoptees and others in the adoption communities. While I no longer do contemporary work, my understanding of the complexity of adoption with it’s many facets and perspectives grows daily as I have been privileged to continue to connect to people in the adoption community. I hope that you find the adoption art I’ve shared here thought provoking.