Works on Paper > My Childhood Bag Lunches: A Chinese-American Experience

Four Porkchops
Lithograph
8" x 20"
Chicken Drumsticks: Bone-In Wonderbreads
Lithograph Print with Silver Ink
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
2017
Oxtail: Bone-In Wonderbreads
Lithograph Print with Silver Ink
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
2017
Pork Ribs: Bone-In Wonderbreads
Lithograph Print with Silver Ink
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
2017
Pork Chop: Bone-In Wonderbreads
Lithograph Print with Silver Ink
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
2017
T-bone Steak: Bone-In Wonderbreads
Lithograph Print with Silver Ink
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
2017
Hot Dog on Crumbly Wonderbread
Lithograph Print
22" x 22" [56 x 56 cm]
Hot Dog on Crumbly Wonderbread: detail
Lithograph Print
22" x 22" [56 x 56 cm]
Hot Dog on Crumbly Wonderbread: Opened
Lithograph Print
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
Hot Dog on Crumbly Wonderbread: Opened Detail
Lithograph Print
22" x 30" [56 x 76 cm]
My Childhood Bag Lunches
Lithographs with Silver Ink
2017
My Childhood Bag Lunches
Lithographs with Silver Ink
2017

In Progress (two out of eight lunches printed)

These large lithograph portrait prints are of my childhood school lunches: my immigrant parents' traditional Chinese food hybrids with new American food that they were mixing. These are multi-color posters using lithography for the imagery and silkscreen printed text.

"Hot Dog on Crumbly Wonderbread" was printed while I was a Denbo Fellow at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, Maryland. The "Bone-In Wonderbread" series was also printed at Pyramid Atlantic.

From Buzz Spector, internationally-recognized artist and critic:
"My Childhood Bag Lunches" is excellent visually and conceptually. Back in my editor days with WhiteWalls I published several artists working with the intersection of cooking and memory. Your series adds to this with an eloquent interrogation of identity.”