Travel Your City is a project I have been working on for over a year. It is based on the idea that we can be explorers in our own community. There are unexplored neighborhoods, new cultural events, and people that I have never met everywhere, even in my hometown.
I tend to explore how people live wherever I go. When I travel I find it extremely important to become friends with locals, see their houses and begin to learn their languages. The basic things that every human does are important to our individual culture. Everything including how we eat, cook, live, work, play and pray are significant aspects of our unique cultural heritage.
I hope that after viewing the work in this exhibition, you will be encouraged to see the simple aspects of life and culture a bit differently. Take some time to think about your own culture and the cultures of the people around you. Aspects of everyday life such as where we sleep, what we eat, what we wear, and how we pray are all important parts of our cultures and diversity. I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and find people with a different culture than your own.