The Bridge in Between Two Halves
Born in California but living under two views of culture, I stand before a wall that confronts me with the question: "Where Are You From?" In response, I encourage people to engage in a space that’s not quite Chinese or not quite American, to think outside of first glances and hear stories within their original and updated book of recipes. Coming from a background of Cantonese parents, my childhood filled up with stories from my elders about their lives in China but as I grew up, these stories got lost through translation. Overtime my mind developed this interweaving conversation in between language barriers and cultural differences in which grounds a mixture of hyphens and uncertainty. Smudged like the ghostly grey area between writing and pink pearl erasers, my work magnifies and reclaim this world that I called the “in between” to show the duality I face being born Chinese albeit, living as an American. Ultimately, creating a voice through my works to shape the heart of my own language.