For my second piece for Artbound, I tackled something near and dear to me, the delicate balancing act of multiple cultures. I've grown up toeing that sensitive line being ethnically Chinese, growing up in a Filipino community tinged with Spanish and American influences. I see it the cross currents of culture everywhere, especially in the artists of Los Angeles.
This piece got such a wonderful response from the community that I can only assume, everyone instinctively sees how much a multicultural background informs every part of our lives.
|Detail of "Gerardo" by Shizu Saldamando. Courtesy of the artist.|