I have an exciting museum exhibit that I'm a part of to share! Feeling incredibly grateful to be amongst 26 featured artists in The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s new online exhibition Asians, Everyday. Curated by the amazing author-illustrator Grace Lin the exhibition showcases positive Asian American stories and images in contemporary picture books about everyday life. Check out the full exhibit here.
An illustration from my children's book, Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala, is included in the exhibit. Here's my writeup about my book and this piece of art:
Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala celebrates the threads that connect us to our cultures, the power of sharing our traditions, and the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. It’s a story rooted in my experience growing up in a multi-generational Indian home in the United States. Waking up to the smell of cha brewing, feeling the squish of rotli dough between my palms, listening to the swish-swish of Ba’s sari, coming home from school to the smell of simmering spices, and planting bright orange marigolds in the garden—through these everyday, sensory encounters my family’s culture became part of me. This book is about taking pride in our multi-faceted identities—all the unique threads that combine to make us who we are.
Feeling incredibly grateful to Grace Lin and all the lovely folks at The Carle for taking the time and energy to so thoughtfully put this together. I'm humbled to be alongside all the incredible artists and storytellers in this exhibit. Make sure to check it out online!