Mythmaking 2012 - ongoing
Mythmaking is a body of work in progress, exploring the Canadian artist’s experiences and identity as a woman of mixed heritage. It is part of a larger continuum of work in which Ramachandran attempts to better understand her identity and relationship to her English, Scottish and Indian origins. Within these images, she uses imagery to piece together stories and memories in the process of “looking back” at her genealogical lineage. Through the processes of remembering and interpreting, the line between reality and imagination becomes blurred. The artist becomes the mythmaker, becomes the teller of the stories she was once told, exaggerating truths and filling in missing memories. Creating interplay between self-portraiture, family photographs, sculptural forms and symbolism, Mythmaking speaks to the multiplicities and ambiguities involved in the search of individual and cultural identity.