Thursday, August 23, 2007

Half Chinese

Just a lil something I've been working on for some upcoming call for entries/competitions. I think this will become a small series if I can crank out 2-3 more on the same subject. I'm still stuck on the origami thing. I really can't get away from it at this point. It's something I watched my mother do all the time as a child and I'd struggle to make my paper fold as perfectly as hers. I also realized that not every parent was as adept at folding paper as breathing like my mom. ...or ate with chopsticks nearly every night as a family... or had soy sauce readily available on the counter at all times.

With my mother being Chinese, it's been a struggle to find an identity for myself. I just felt I should make some sort of homage to that. ...and have it a little less obvious than creating a drawing of myself really fretting over which little circle to check off on the SATs when they say "check only one ethnicity - Asian or White or..." ...I think they've completely changed those forms by now though, haven't they?

That's all for now. Cheers!

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