This work stems from an exploration with ordinary domestic materials and rituals.
"Self es Tim" is a self portrait that longs and honors the experience of drinking “mate” (mah-tā) in Argentina and other regions of South America. Having "mate" with others signifies the need of taking a break and slowing down into a deeper conversation. This popular drink functions as a community catalyst, inspiring dialogue, healing and renewal. Overall, the work exposes the losses and frustrations when attempting to translate these engrained cultural behaviors into my present daily interactions.