A made-to-order print on archival paper: Innova Fibaprint Matt from my original watercolour painting on paper: ‘Ching Chong series I’
watercolour, pencil and gouache on Arches paper
Original image size: 24cm x 39cm
Each image will be numbered, signed and chopped (stamped with my Chinese stamp in red ink)
“Ching Chong, Ching Chong”
The chant haunts me to this day: I’ve heard it just about every year since I can remember and not just in English.
I seems silly to hold a grudge for so long but it was another way of letting me know I didn’t belong to the white world. Yet, I’ve also received terrible racism and aggression from other Asians so I’m reminded almost everywhere that I ‘do not belong’ to either world.
Chinese blue and white porcelain remains sought after, expensive and popular… it wasn’t that long ago however, you didn’t want an actual Chinese person in your house.