Kim Vo Design
The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Book Arts, 2015
Original Hand-crafted Books

This was created for a final in book arts where I had to make a limited edition of 5 books. The prompt was very broad, to create a book that relates to me. So I decided to make a box that shows the struggles of my family and what each generation went through to achieve a better future. As I started developing the idea more I started to realize that a lot of my family's struggle, like many others, was for one goal, the "American Dream." To come to America and start fresh with new opportunities awaiting them. What ended up happening throughout the years is that they sacrificed a lot of their culture for it. We start to lose touch of who we are, our heritage, our language, and we only know and understand from stories our elders tell us. So ultimately my box of books reveals how the American Dream for many, is the ultimate sacrifice.

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