Saturday, September 20, 2008
Well, now Girl, Adopted: Welcome to America, has been accepted into the Synergie Salon's Human Rights/Politics of War exhibit. The jurying committee decided to use this piece as a transition to their upcoming exhibit in March which will focus on hope. So now you can see this piece at the FSU Claude Pepper Center (http://www.claudepeppercenter.net/exhibitions/warhumanrightexpo.html).
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I submitted this image to the Artists' League "Human Rights/Politics of War" Synergie Show but unfortunately, it got rejected, according to the jurying committee. The rep said it was too "hopeful" of an image so therefore it did not fit the exhibit's theme. To me, why girls are being abandoned in China IS a human rights/cultural issue. We can only be thankful that parents from other countries are adopting these children. Already the Chinese government are tightening the parental qualifications to adopt from China. What are they afraid of? Meanwhile, Chinese parents with only one son are spoiling them rotten, hence the coined term "emperor's syndrome". Hey, I've taught enough of these "little emperors" during the past few years to know that this is a real trend. Yes, observing how girl adoptees and Chinese boys are being raised is an interesting sociological phenomenon.