Born in Galveston, Texas and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Virginia decided at the age of three that Cantonese was not for her and unfortunately her parents heeded to her little nagging voice. She is a regrettably All-American girl who enjoys making nostalgic objects with humorous overtones, you can often find her at home sewing while watching re-runs of Absolutely Fabulous or Law & Order. After three years working in the world of advertising and design, she escaped to the motherland to find solitude, endless skies, crowded trains, and a long-lost family who embraced her as their own. On her return from her travels she has gone back to school and hopes to find a career making awe-inspiring costumes, but, in the mean time, will settle for making spreadsheets and running around malls for the wardrobe department.
Photo: Mosquito Bitten Legs, Shanghai, September 2007