I started a new series of journals which I'm calling "Bodega Books". The inspiration for these came from a desire to re-use some of the beautiful and colorful product packaging I grew up observing when I went shopping at ethnic grocery stores with my father. This packaging was so different from what I would see at American grocery stores. The narrow bodega shelves packed from ceiling to floor with these items, were a door to the rest of the world: a way for my father to share Turkey with me and for both of us to explore other cultures as well.
Leave a comment