"You're not Assyrian Enough/You're not American Enough" - Serving the People
"You're not Assyrian Enough/You're not American Enough" - Serving the People

"You're not Assyrian Enough/You're not American Enough"

Leana Yonan
Mixed media, linen, traditional Assyrian beadings, embroidery, Autodesk Maya, and Spark AR
22x25
55.88 x 63.5
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Assyrians are an Iraqi Indigenous group that has face diaspora through their displacement. As a first generation Assyrian born in America, I feel like I am in a "cultural limbo" where my identity does not feel enough for either side. I created a traditional Assyrian fiber piece called a "Yalliktah”, a noise maker that is used for celebration, to celebrate my diaspora in order to heal my identity and having the augmented reality aspect represent the "cultural limbo".


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not for sale