I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Ponnapa Prakkamakul is a multidisciplinary artist and landscape architect based in Massachusetts. As a third-generation, ethnically Chinese born in Thailand, she relocated to Hong Kong then the United States. Inspired by her multinational background, Ponnapa’s work explores the relationship between humans and their environment, focusing on cultural displacement and sense of belonging. Using found materials foraged from landscapes and stories collected from local communities, Ponnapa aims to create place-specific artwork that truly represents their identity and cultivates a stronger sense of place. Ponnapa holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design where she received the Lowthorpe Fellowship Award upon graduation. Currently, Ponnapa is a member at Kingston Gallery and a landscape architect at Sasaki. For more information on Ponnapa Prakkamakul, visit: https://ponnapa.com/
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