Intaglio, chine-collé, collage, and embossment
5 x 7 inches each
This edition reflects on the experiences of first-wave Ukrainians immigrating to Canada in the early 1900s. A bricolage layers image-based realities drawn from my own family archive, the Canadian Library Archive, and propagandist soviet agricultural as well as economic statistic books. Embossed along the bottom is the word Kulak: a derogatory term that translates to tight-fisted farmer, used by the Soviet government to ignite the collectivization project; the dispossession of my ancestors' lands and ways of life.