What Is Home? (I), 2018

What Is Home?
Artist’s book/scroll
Paper, silk, Chinese ink, mixed media
Closed dimensions: 12″ x 3″ x 3″
Open dimensions: 12″ x 180″ x 1″

The scroll, What Is Home?, is an artist’s book intended to be handled and read as any other book you may encounter. Hidden symbolism, the use of architectural references, and the materiality of this piece references the domestic and the idea of home. The narrative in this piece documents a lifetime of child domestic violence and family dysfunction–a subject known to many who have grown up in Asian American households but remains yet an uncommon subject of Western research.

2021 Evelyn Wong