Auto-Flora
Publication

People share identities to locations and cultures with or without their choosing. From the moment we are born, there are an unfathomable number of factors that establish who we are in the world and the kinds of challenges and opportunities we will encounter because of our location both geographically and culturally within the natural lottery of humanity.

Using national identity as a way to address this topic, I am saying that although I belong to a country and possess values that have been shaped by my environment, I also want to emphasize the importance of a singular identity, one that does not always belong to the national interests of my country. By combining objective descriptions of various countries with their floral emblems—symbols of these places on a geographic and cultural level—I am attempting to create a relationship with the identity of these objects while manipulating them in ways that distort these symbols into something autonomous.

124 Pages / 5.5" x 8.5" / Perfect-Back Bind