Monthly Archives: June 2010

Dear Old House

Here are a few postcards from my workshop at the Asian Art Museum. Participants were invited to send messages to their hometowns or the particular houses where they were raised.

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Home is… at the Asian Art Museum

The artist’s workshop on home and neighborhoods at the Asian Art Museum was a success! Despite having to compete with the beautiful weekend weather and therefore, lower than usual museum attendance, folks of all ages were eager to participate in the two projects: button making and writing letters to their hometowns. Below is documentation from the button making project where I asked participants to describe their own definition of home by completing the sentence, “Home is…” I was reminded what I love most about this subject; I become a receptacle for people’s stories and memories about their homes, and often by association, their families and personal histories. You can watch a short video interview with me filmed by Saly Lee, Arts Program Coordinator at the museum here. Thank you to all my helpers and participants.

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