Media: Chromogenic color print, model house kit
Infertile American Dream is a triptych of C-prints, which were created by exposing light-sensitive paper to sunlight on the day Trump was elected as the 45th US president
The increase of nuclear armaments worldwide, and Trump’s threat to use an A-bomb on North Korea harken back to the terror of my grandfather’s experience of Hiroshima in 1945. I had a haunting realization about my grandfather--that he not only lost the physical home that he grew up in and his family that dwelled inside, but also any semblance of the idea of home.
As a 3rd generation A-bomb victim who is now a resident of America, I find the chaos in the current political establishment unbearable. Political divides have deepened, and nuclear war seems closer on the horizon than it has ever been in my lifetime. Now, the Dreamers who came to seek a home, hope, and safety in America are denied. If we continue to follow our current path, the American Dream will be unsustainable--an empty and barren wasteland filled with nothing but ash left for future generations. Like the unassembled home in “Infertile American Dream”, our children will not be able to have a chance to conceive their ideal vision of the American experience.