Chris' artwork represents his experience growing up and living in the suburb of Eastwood, Sydney. Eastwood has a large multi-generational Chinese and Korean community. He wants his artwork to represent an Asian-Australian identity, marking the journey from First Nations peoples - to represent the journey of the modern Australian identity, not often seen in media. More about this tail.
Artist: Chris Yee
Artist bio: Growing up in 90's Ryde, amongst the strong communities of Eastwood, Chris Yee is a proud member of the evolving Asian-Australian creative identity. He strongly believes there is a unique character and original narrative found within this changing community. In 2019, he created his first Permanent Heritage Artwork, Tumbalong for Chinatown in Haymarket, Sydney. More from this artist: yeetheeast.com
Dimensions: This is a large whale tail which measures approximately 175cm tall, 172cm wide and 112cm deep. Weight approximately 40kg.
Other information: This sculpture is make out of fire-retardant fibreglass resin. It is suitable for display indoors and outdoors.