Artworks, Posters, Silver Linings

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Artist(s):
Phung Huynh, Bloom Where You Are Planted

Project Description

Two people and two roosters in space helmets.

Bloom Where You Are Planted, Phung Huynh

Artist Statement

“The astronaut rooster is a reminder that each dawn offers new possibilities, while the lotus flowering cactus symbolizes resilience, and that we can bloom where we are planted.”

About the Artist

Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice is primarily in drawing, painting, and public art. Huynh’s work explores cultural perception and representation. She challenges beauty standards by constructing images of the Asian female body vis-à-vis plastic surgery to unpack how contemporary cosmetic surgery can create obscurity in cultural and racial identity. Her current series of drawings on pink donut boxes explores the complexities of the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities. Huynh’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has completed public art commissions for Metro and the Los Angeles Zoo.

On display February 2021 – May 2021