Family Quilt explores the inter-connectivity of familial and ancestral relationships. I am interested in the idea of the importance of one connecting to one’s ancestral roots and how does one do that if family history has been lost or unrecorded. The collection contains a series of portraits of my family members, both by blood and marriage. Each was personal explorations of my relationship to my family. The shapes and patterns in the painting were loosely based on African patterns, images of structural DNA, and fingerprints.