The embroidered mask symbolizes the Romanian culture sewed, marked, buried in my skin. This particular illustration represents the critical point of accepting my Romanian culture and my identity. The peach bowl is an homage to my grandparents and their hard life Romanian peasants, the female character represents me as a young woman, surrounded by elements that symbolize my childhood. My mom used to have a famous communist ‘Ileana’ sewing machine, made in the '70s. She used to make my clothes, and even cut her bride dress to make me a ‘snowflake’ dress for one of my kindergarten recitals.