Pins for Twinkies

  • Pins for Twinkies
    copper on enamel, steel, nickel, linoleum, acrylic
  • Twinkie n.

    1. a mass produced American sweet sponge pastry that is filled with white cream.
    2. a derogatory term used to describe East Asian American people who do not present "Asian" enough through their dress, speech, and actions.

    This series of enamel on copper pins explore what it means to be compared to a standard of whiteness. This project was born out of my own frustrations with the extremely limited and heavily coded vocabulary that cannot reflect my whole truth. I do not want to be identified as an inauthentic body, yet I recognize my own hesitation to categorize myself as fully Korean.
  • Spring 2018.