Nate Christenson | United States

"FROM" is a picture book that explores the formation of identity through the journey of a nameless figure.

For those that have moved between different cities, countries, and continents, the question "where are you from?" can be difficult to answer. What makes us call a place home? And does the name of a single location communicate how you got to where you are now?

Growing up as a US passport-holder in China, I have always been aware that people see the world differently based on the events and circumstances of their personal journey. Even the way we read images can be very different. A line of clouds receding into the distance could be seen as a line of clouds decreasing in size. "FROM" invites the reader to drift across the surface of the complexities that define who we are and how we see the world.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Drawing & Painting
Graduation: 2019