Chosen Family

By: LR Nunez

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Artist Statement

“Chosen Family” explores the theme of Inclusiveness. It honors the different people in our lives who make up our family. We are diverse in our interests, culture, and identities and learn from and support each other. One of my favorite ways that we care for each other is through meals. When sharing food, we delight in laughter, flavors we grew up with, and create new memories. We share homes decorated with our histories and what we love. Sometimes, we are not born into a family that nurtures us, but discover in our life’s journey those whom we feel safest with.