The Celestials: Chinese of the Old West
The Celestial

“The Celestials” is a series of three-dimensional art pieces designed to evoke the Chinese immigrant experience in the gold and silver boomtowns of the Old American West. This project was conceived in Tuscarora, a mining town founded around 1872 in the high desert of northeastern Nevada. There were over 4,000 Chinese in Tuscarora then, “Celestials” as Westerners called them because they were the subjects of an Emperor they revered as “The Son of Heaven.” More…

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