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Journey #17

Darlene Nguyen-Ely
USA-Washington 1996

Vietnamese / American Boxes

This box, a part of the Journey Series, combines elements as diverse as Egyptian funeral boats, Vietnamese river craft and streamline airplanes. Each piece explores the religious and spiritual significance of journeys through the symbol of the vessel. After my own experience of fleeing Vietnam in 1975, the vessel represents memories of hardship and hope.