Lot 504 - Emily B Yang - Longevity Plate
Block Print on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Emily B. Yang explores the fragmented story of Asian American identity through intergenerational engagement. The story of her own lineage follows four generations of people that have migrated from country to country, preserving and crafting their own unique cultural heritage and meaning. As a block print artist, she employs a traditional medium for a contemporary context and looks back towards the past to reconcile with a disorienting present, before exploring ways to move forward with intention.
Master in Design Engineering, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
New York Public Library, Children’s Summer Program (New York, NY) 2022
Poster House, First Friday (New York, NY) 2022
Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition (London, UK) 2022
Yale School of Architecture Gallery “Beyond Asian Silence” (New Haven, CT) 2021
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The Asian diaspora has adapted traditional Chinese porcelain pattern motifs over time to form their own visual languages. This image is a playful and meditative take on the traditional Chinese longevity print, a reflection on the interconnected nature of both longevity and rest.
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