Elusive Boundaries

Elusive Boundaries

Senior Thesis Project at Wellesley College

I still do not feel as if I have clearly defined those boundaries between "Chinese" and "American", but instead I have begun to understand and found a way in which to approach them.  The project has confronted many of the attitudes that I have unconsciously held, to perhaps change them for the better in becoming more aware of my cultural heritage in both its visual and written forms.  Not only has this affected my personal views, but allowed me to open up communication with my family about these issues.  I hope that the audience will be able to make connections with the subject matter, to question their own perceptions of where
one identity begins and another ends.  I will continue to seek those boundaries, whether it is through the act of painting huge canvases in a studio or conversing with my grandmother over a bowl of soup in her apartment in Chinatown