Can you give an introduction to the ideas and process behind your current work? What made you choose Chef T and the other people whose portraits you drew in the donut box series?
Also Meet Chef T and hear his story.
How did you decide how you wanted to tell this Cambodian and Vietnamese refugee/ immigrant story? What is the significance of the pink donut boxes and the choice of people whose portraits you drew on them?
You’ve made several public art pieces for the Metro. What excites you about public art, and how do you approach it differently than your other work?
What do you see as the significance of having this piece up on a billboard that is going to be seen by so many people?
Can you talk about this piece being part of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine’s art collection?
How do you see your work as a means of advancing all these sociopolitical ideas you bring up?