Growing up in South Carolina, I was often outcasted by my non–Asian peers for being raised in a Buddhist family. Seeing nothing but Christian iconography in my life, I illustrated my own images that pertained to my identity as a way to bring out niche depictions only understood by people raised in Southeast Asian communities. Though I don't see myself as a devout Buddhist, burning incense in order to talk to my grandparents comforted my insecurities of being an immigrant far away from any relatives.
This shirt was printed in celebration of my store's first day opening! Hooray for leveling up my discipline!
• All shirts are manually screenprinted in house
• Front art is printed with a puffing additive that slightly raises the graphic off the shirt thus is sensitive to the dryer. Shirt preferred dry cleaned but can be washed on gentle cycle with the tee turned inside out.
• Preshrunk unisex tee with double needle sleeve and bottom hem
• 100% Cotton