“MacArthur Nurses VI” by Jenifer Wofford (2013)
On view at the Wing Luke Museum August 8, 2013-January 19, 2014. For more info visit: http://www.warbabylovechild.com/exhibition
Jenifer Wofford was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Her Filipina mother was born in Manila, and her European American father was born in California. Her parents met in Thailand, but didn’t date until both happened to move to San Francisco around the same time. The imagery in MacArthur Nurses is based on the famous staged photograph of General Douglas MacArthur “returning” to the Philippines in 1944 and alludes to the contemporary migration of Filipina nurses throughout theworld, especially to the United States.
Given my childhood moving around overseas, I would say that I identify as a ‘Third Culture’ kid as much as I do biracial.