Interview by Eddie Wong
“Home,” is a mural that depicts many aspects of working people’s lives in San Francisco Chinatown. In the following video, artist, educator and community organizer Kayan Cheung-Miaw explains the story behind the mural that she designed. She also comments on the process by which students, many of whom did not live in Chinatown, came to understand the issues and themes explored in the mural.
Kayan also wishes to acknowledge the inspiration of fellow community organizer and visual storyteller Vida Kuang for the image of the older women walking with the young girl. An excerpt of Vida Kuang’s poem is also featured in that portion of the mural. Vida’s work can be seen at https://vidakuang.wordpress.com/.
To explore Kayan Cheung-Miaw work in comic art and learn more about her, visit http://kayancheung.tumblr.com/
East Wind ezine is pleased to present this short video about the making of “Home,” the Wentworth Alley Mural.