A 22 year old good morning
5/100 photographs of Grace Kelly
[A painting of a giant water buffolo in a suburban vacant lot pointing a young girl holding a box in the right direction. From Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan]
Shaun Tan is inspiring to me for a number of reasons: first, his art is gorgous, clear and expressive and funny but also subtle and beautiful. Second he uses his personal experience as a second generation mixed race Australian from Perth, exploring topics you don’t see in a lot of art and writing.
he is my favourite. he is also via malaysia! and he explores a lot of things that are very close to my little mixed-race australian heart. ps i would call shaun tan first gen maybe, not second gen.