Featuring Bruce Lee, Richard Aoki, Jeremy Lin, George Takei, and DJ QBert, Manhood: Asian America challenges mainstream media’s shallow depictions of Asian American men. These five icons, a martial arts master, a Black Panther, an NBA phenom, a prolific actor/activist, and a hip hop pioneer, are anything but meek, forgettable punchlines who never get the girl (or guy). Reclaiming pop culture's one dimensional perspective, my portraits present the five men as "superheroes" who young boys and men can be proud to emulate.
Manhood: Asian America, 2012
Three to four-color screenprint
17" x 22.5"
Printed by Deborah Lao and Helen Pena Lopez