Amanda Rose Kachadoorian is an emerging Californian artist who was born and raised in San Diego, California. She is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Art Practice. Her art practice has been focused on painting and drawing while experimenting with mix media, sculpture, and installation. Her current project is focused on “Botanical Hybridity of San Diego’s Multicultural History” based on the diverse cultures, communities and history that have shaped the region by creating hybrid botanicals representative of multiculturalism, colonialism and globalization.
To be placed in a new environment is a way to understand the internal and external aspects of life. I express the notions of identity, culture, ephemerality, and nature in my work. Every concept has an underlying relationship with one another which is a constant process and investigation. Through the experimentation of mixing various plant life representative of individuals and/or locations multi-cultural background, I aim to create the notion of hybridity from a post-colonial identity. While creating an atmosphere of identity through nature, I use a personal motif, “heart in a bowl” which symbolizes affects of displacement, isolation and anxiety. In conclusion, I create a dynamic atmosphere while providing dialogue surrounding perspectives of individuals and our society.