These works examine personal and cultural symbolism. Each work utilizes a symbol, such as a facial product logo or mango as a motif. This imagery has meaning on three levels: personal meaning, cultural meaning in the Philippines, and colonial association with the United States.


Staged addresses colorism present in Filipino culture by depicting skin lightening facial products widely available in Southeast Asia. The printed imagery is installed to appear as vanity product shelving, and is shown as a hierarchy ranging from dark to light.