I wanted to create some bonding experience, artificially or not, with my grandparents. Due to our inability to communicate because of language barriers and growing physical separation over the years, I've felt less attached, less connected with the people who've raised and pampered me as a kid. Most of my interactions with my grandparents are only experienced with or are filtered through my parents who act as our translator or our means of remaining relevant in each others' lives. Our relationship has regressed to simply fulfilling familial duties.
Selfish or futile, this is my attempt to restore that connection I used to feel by spending time with my grandparents alone and working with them, despite the challenges, to create these images.