Peeping into the American dream
paper and printed fabric collage on wood, mirror, lens, plastic film.
The artwork is presenting the artist’s perspective of the American dream and the story behind immigrants. The artworks references the images of the immigration ship and the historical background of Angel Island to stage the ideology behind the immigration stories from the past to the present. As an newcomer, Ariel expresses her thinking of Angel Island, which used to be an immigration station, and attempts to reinterpret the meaning of the American dream in her own way.