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Under the Weight of Model Minority Tears / Truck Nuts

Archival pigment print, yellow stained porcelain, red thread, paint, metal, wood

Dimensions vary

2017 – 2018

Under the weight of Model Minority tears / truck nuts

I consider the past 10 years I’ve spent living in white-dominate communities from coal country to wine country to oil country

I consider the phrase “there’s no such thing as racism against Asians”
I consider my experiences of being the Token Asian
I consider tokens of redneck pride

I consider the plague of fragile masculinity
I consider shared experiences of other folks of color

 It lifts me up from the dense loneliness I used to feel for existing in this skin suit

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