This piece speaks about the future we faced after escaping Laos and leaving the refugee camps. We escaped at night crossing the Mekong River with numerous other families while we were shot at and nearly killed. We were detained at Nong Khai, this camp housed over 24,000 Laotian, Vietnamese, and Hmong refugees after the Vietnam War. Refugee camps are places of change and transformations. This traumatic event was part of my childhood development and defined my identity as a refugee and an artist. My memories of Nong Khai are very different from my family. As an innocent youth of three years and the youngest of seven, I remember glimpses of color, faces, and building structures. Still, I do not remember being hungry, living near open sewers, or witnessing the violence within the camps. My work addresses the issues of displacement and how landscapes can define cultural identity. I am putting together a story that weaves visual imagery, sensory experiences, and personal memories to recreate a moment in flux.