Happy New Year!
Starting off the new year with Qhia Dab Neeg. My piece has been floating around and most recently was seen at the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. I must admit, this was my first interview on my work so I was pretty excited and may have misspoken. To read the article, it was recently published by MinnPost that can be found here.
Adding onto the article, I was referencing the harvest festivals where Hmong people would come together to celebrate. Today, those opportunities are during July 4th time and of course, Hmong New Years. It is the time of year where we Hmong know that we can meet other Hmong people and mingle. There are a lot of differences between back then and now so the piece I made shows it with the traditional borders from Hmong paj ntaub we are familiar with also being a nod to Facebook. Hopefully that cleared it up a little bit.
This year I hope to create more work. I have a few ideas in mind and after talking to a few special ladies, I am even more inspired.
Thank you for your support last year as it was an amazing year especially since I graduated. Let's make this another great year!