maybe anger filed down my fangs

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Year

2021

Dimensions

6 x 4 x 0.25

Location

Hilo, Hawaii

Materials

Artist Zine with poetry, photography, and writing

Excerpt from book:

"How does it feel to be unburdened by images? Will I be able to witness the truth’s without subjectivity? It’s been twenty years in the United States and the older I get, the more inaccurate the picture of my homeland becomes. I’m afraid that my memories of the Philippines are only vivid dreams and I’ve romanticized my ancestral home. And the idea of home has been confusing the last few years. If I ever return to Manila, will I still be welcomed? Am I still Filipino or am I now an American in their eyes?"

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Their concept of immigration rots in terrorism and financial burdens when actually it represents the innate human behavior of migration. We journey as a part of nature, just as the rivers, the wind, the pollen, the tortoise, the stars.

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