CYNTHIA TOM  PAINTINGS
THE ANGEL ISLAND Immigration Project
San Francisco


Cynthia Tom's series: Anomaly In the Veil
An art exhibition intended to create a visual rift in the veil of silence and secrecy that still surrounds the Chinese women immigrants who suffered the internment and interrogations on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay from 1910 until 1940.
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Dias De Los Muertos November 2006
Day of the Day exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, S.F.

Cynthia was one of 2 Asian American artists invited by Rene Yanez, curator, to create an art installation  for this annual event celebrating a traditionally Latin holiday.  The installation came together magically with the help of Kaydee Kirsten and Cris Matos.

The installation paid homage to her maternal grandmother, Hom Shee Mock and her trip to the U.S. as an arranged marriage victim.


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KQED Pacific Time Interview -  coming
Two lovely women that floated into the installation and started playing violin during the reception
This painting represents  the ship Cynthia's grandmother traveled  to America in.  Her name wasn't in the passenger log. She and her mother concluded that  Hom Shee Mock came over in the cargo hold, as did many Chinese women in the 1920's.  My grandfather didn't buy her a ticket.

A very small dress form in the hull of the ship.

Cris Matos, an integral part of concept development  and the labor.