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  • Cecilia Hei Mee Flumé

Merry Christmas

Untitled, watercolor co. 2020

Here I am standing in the big living room in the house I grew up in.

My mother used to put cheap Christmas decorations on every inch possible. It was always warm, unorganized, and beautiful. I have depicted myself dressed in an imaginary hanbok, with colors and patterns from the Swedish national dress, specifically those from the northern area where I was raised (Västerbotten). In the cute and romantic Christmas postcards that were sent every year to family and friends, I saw small Santas, horse sleighs, and blonde kids playing in the snow.

I put myself in this postcard. I’ve always been here. I have just never been a postcard.

Merry Christmas from Cecilia Hei Mee, Stockholm, Sweden



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