Objects have a soul and have wisdom. At least, that is what my grandmother told me when I asked why she would speak softly and hum to her sewing machine. The things we use live alongside us, collecting our history, our experiences, joy, and sadness. Inanimate objects can tell us how it was used, loved, or abused. In the body of work in Deep Seated, I convey a narrative through the assemblage of furniture and domestic objects. In pairing these objects, I address race, postcolonial psychology, diaspora, and the liberation of feminist ideas. In layering the familiar with the foreign, I am emphasizing the cultural melancholy and pseudo traditional mannerisms of being an Asian American. I styled my work into vignettes. Historically, anthropological vignettes served a didactic purpose to educate the public. This was often done through a Westernized lens, leaving out what Franz Boas (the father of modern anthropology) calls cultural intelligence. Traditionally the depth and complexity of a culture is reduced and taken out of context. The people and experiences are minimized in order to emphasize the good of colonization. I have upended this method and focused the work on the Asian American experience, specifically my own exposure as a Filipinx American. Deep Seated was exhibited in the University Gallery at San Diego State University on April 11-16, 2021.