Gallery Purchase with funds raised during the 2018 Give Campus Campaign
Ancestors presents 150 years of Farnell’s family history in just eight minutes. In this work, she reflects on her ties to the Caribbean and Alabama, and specifically, on the dispersion of her family members. She provides few details of their past however, leaving the viewer to speculate about these almost ghostly distant lives. This work continues Farnell’s exploration of how one incorporates, carries, and passes on memory, place, and identity.