Samina Islam’s installation, “Ancestral Clues,” is a series of mixed-media works. Black and white photographs highlight milestones in her family history from her parents’ wedding to her grandparents’ house in the Netherlands where she first arrived after migrating from Pakistan. They are all connected by red thread, which symbolizes blood. Islam said the installation was inspired by a detective board.
“Where connections are made and we look for clues. The same way I have been in search of my identity through family pictures and these pictures will be passed on to my children.”