The Name Project seeks to understand how our names shape our character and the role it plays in our identity.
Some reflect our cultural backgrounds.
Others are indicative of our parents’ values, interest and ideologies.
This week's Name Project features visual artist/painter SUPERWAXX. The moniker SUPERWAXX was a direct result of her decision to fully commit herself to art. While SUPERWAXX attributes her artistic style to childhood experiences with cartoons, anime and the creative influence of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, her upbringing as a foster child is undoubtedly reflected in both her artwork and her character. "I think given my personal history as a foster child and what I experienced with my relationship with my biological mother...in the sense of wanting to be loved by my biological mother but not receiving the love that I desired as a child, as any child would from their mother. It's interesting that my name [Amiee] means 'loved one' or 'beloved,' I definitely think it's shaped who I am in a way. I am a lover, I love people. I like to relate to people of all backgrounds. Having my name mean loved one, I just hope that through my experiences I haven't allowed that to hinder me from feeling loved by other resources."
We all have a name that subsequently has a story. Here is SUPERWAXX name story.
Directed and shot by Antoinette Brock. Post production/editing by http://fromforeign.co