Mixed Race Female

This work was created for a group exhibition on diaspora and racial identity in Australia. It features pseudo Asian and Australian iconography; a geisha and a cherry blossom appear with a pair of thongs, alongside imagery from the Vietnam War. My father is from Southern Vietnam, while my mother’s side of the family is Australian. Part of the aim of this work is to explore Asian stereotypes, and how Asian and mixed race women are sometimes perceived through the lenses of exoticism and orientalism.

 - Makeda Duong

Artist:

Makeda Duong

Year:

2017

Medium:

cotton cross stitch, wool pompoms

Size:

30.5cm x 23cm x 3cm

Price:

$500 AUD

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