AAPI Zodiac: Earth Boar (with Prairie Fire), Archival Print
The AAPI (Asian Pacific Islander American) Zodiac explores hybrid identities, inspired by conversations with my Taiwanese mother. In the Chinese Zodiac, there are 12 animals and 5 elements that shape individuals’ identities. I reimagined the Zodiac animals as if they were informed by diaspora and landscapes of Turtle Island / North America.
This is the Earth Boar, at the onset of a tallgrass prairie spring burn. When land and fire have a healthy relationship, fire helps to cull the denser foliage to make room for smaller plants and new growth. The Earth Boar’s body represents an ecosystem in balance, blossoming with wildflowers.
Open Edition, Giclee Print
Giclee Print on Archival Paper for the lifelong collector.
8 x 10 inch print.