I read an article today about an Asian-American woman finding comfort and strength in Korean dramas, films and pop culture during this moment of anti Asian-ness, and I thought “copy that!” I’ve experienced a surge of joy and pride in my Korean-American identity while watching stories about Asian people in which the focus isn’t our exotic status; they are just stories. I’ve got a slightly different perspective as someone adopted into a Caucasian, Jewish family who has few Asian friends. Having the chance to write, make art and share creative ideas with you makes me a happy person. Hope you enjoy! Below are a sample of drawings, dolls etc that I’ve made over the years.
My bulletin board of some inspirations/happy moments of my life-Korean teahouses I loved, street art escalator graffiti in San Francisco, kids’ notes to me, photo of police station i was left at in Seoul, Donald Trump scorpion shadow puppet i made, photos I cherish including mom and my two good friends, good rejection letter with penciled personal note on it from a literary journal I like, letter of recommendation I like from my recommender for my MFA application years ago, photo of friend and I at a treehouse exhibit a few days before due date and more. I like to update the board. See Post “My Life in Bulletin” for more.
Just some drawings from my year plus of drawing every day
My drawing of an infamous photo of artist Marcel Duchamp playing chess with a naked lady, Eve Babitz. I was practicing drawing the nude body, something pretty new for me. Photo is by JulIan Wasser.