Where Is Home?

Posted on: April 2, 2019
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Installation - found objects, boxes with locks, handmade scroll

Dimensions variable

"Where Is Home?" contextualizes my other work, "What Is Home?", a scroll that maps out sites of domestic abuse and trauma that may have occurred and have been hidden behind the walls of what appears to be a typical family home. This installation gives physicality to the narrative within the scroll by way of vignettes that include facsimiles of the household furniture and objects described in the scroll.

Other Projects by Evelyn Wong

Evelyn Wong

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MFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2019

Artist Statement:

I am a first-generation Chinese American, a survivor of multigenerational trauma, a native to the American South, and currently a resident of New England. These experiences gave me an opportunity to have a unique perspective on what it means to be part of the Asian diaspora in America. In my work, materiality, text, Western and Chinese imagery and symbolism speak to my liminality of existing between cultures.  My explorations using artist’s books as a conceptual device reference Chinese and Asian American topics, including histories and narratives, legends and mythology, as well as culture and traditions, in order to bring visibility to the presence of this diasporic population in the United States.