Portraits record, memorialize, and elevate the individuals they represent. They have the power to act as portals to reveal hidden truths or operate as mirrors for self-reflection. They are proof of presence, immortalizing the stories of those represented. In my newest suite of drawings, Inheritance, I’m working from images of the women in my family and positioning them as protagonists within our collective narrative to challenge the hero archetype. I’m presenting an alternative matrilineal timeline that is woven from personal history, Korean tradition, and Classical myth.