This work in progress is a constellation that follows the connections between Guyana, Canada, and the United States. Using the personal accounts of my mother and father as the core of the work, I branch out to include relevant articles, poems, and diagrams that tie them together geographically, politically, and/or industrially. All of the writings have been traced on sugarcane paper, as the narration begins on a Guyanese sugar plantation.
This image portrays a mere fraction of the 400 tracings I’ve created. When completed, the tracings will be displayed as a mobile that viewers can navigate in-between, around, and under.