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Within the North American Asian diaspora, the term “banana” has come to jokingly, deprecatingly—and for some, proudly—symbolize the superficial comparison of skin colour to character. This work draws on this fraught relationship between Asian-Canadian identity and the complexities of self-construction and belonging. Symbolic of the immigrant experience, the work got slightly banged up travelling across the country to from British Columbia on the west coast to Newfoundland, on the east, for exhibition, with migratory effects having now marked the fragile skin.

Medium:Clay, paintSize:Approximately 16 in x 12 in x 12 inYear:2012Previous Exhibitions:Boxed In, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery & The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL, 2013Share: