This Land Is my Land
In "This Land is My Land," Eng explores growing up in America through multiple poetic voices. Twelve renowned American poets and writers of diverse backgrounds collaborated on this project. Symbols taken from their poems are painted and embroidered on the flags with conductive paint and thread. The viewer’s touch on the electronic painting triggers their voice to start. We sense the wheat fields, the cicadas chirping in humid nights, the hum of metropolitan traffic, the struggle for belonging, a relief in the familiar that we share as Americans. We normally are not allowed to touch art and the visitor is required to stay a distance from it. However, Eng creates an intimacy with art that normally is cold and distant.