For centuries people have been immigrating to America. There have been mass immigration studies, essays from personal experience, movies from every culture's perspective, and stories passed down by generations. However, as time passes everyone becomes an American so what happened in between? When is the right time to accept yourself as an American? Or is it only right to keep your origin? What happens when your mind does not agree with itself? Or what if the cultures won't melt together?
These are the questions that artist Xue Chen asks through her piece "Identity." A project that fuses the traditional Chinese folk art of knotting with a US national flag. It represents Chen's struggle as an immigrant trying to figure out who she is.
Growing up in three countries - China, Israel, and the US - Xue Chen has met quite a number of people from all over the world. She noticed significant differences, but also similarities between people with diverse cultures and religious backgrounds. Xue took a special interest in psychology and sociology. After majoring in Art in college, many of her artworks are inspired by human behavior. Xue is currently working in the commercial industry and chasing her dream as an artist at the same time.