"Fidalis Buehler shares his art created in an act of playful conjuring, exploring the space between his biracial identity. Capturing the complexity of American culture and South Pacific traditions, he calls attention to confrontations and conflicting realities, straddling the line between levity and earnest devotion. Fidalis Buehler, Professor of Art at Brigham Young University: Is an artist living in the Mountain West region (Utah) of the United States. His life is a blending of two cultures - one being of Euro-American descent and the other of Pacific Island heritage. His work is a reassembling of personal histories that embody fear, anxiety, mythology, dreams, revelations, magic, mysticism, and ritual. Fidalis embraces his cultural heritage and finds them both equally valuable. He lives in the space between in a state of flux exploring who he is through various forms of expanded and contracted narratives. He and his wife Karen are the parents of five children. The familial pod and the domestic experience reinforce his personal mythology and art making. Fidalis has been recognized for his artistic merit and exhibits his work in regional, national, and international venues. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx"