Phung Huynh

About The Artwork

Hao Huynh (Mom), 2019, Graphite on pink donut box

This is a drawing that I made of my mother from her documentation photograph at a refugee camp in Thailand. I wanted to honor my family's Southeast Asian refugee experience, our resettlement in the United States, and finding home in Los Angeles.

Americanization, 2022, Laminated drawing, collage

This piece is about the process of becoming American. The process can be a complicated and painful journey about displacement and cultural assimilation that can include being seen as "the forever foreigner."