Art gave me my voice. I’m a self-taught painter and painting has become an important method for me to escape and continue to exert my creative energy. Due to persecution, Hmong woman would hand sew the written language with natural images into costumes and traditional patterns to keep it a secret. While the written language has been lost the patterns and customs still remain.
America has influenced cultures shifting the look and speed of everything, but our Culture will continue far through the ages. Although styles may change, beneath the skin, our heritage remains.