Wendy Maruyama is an artist and an educator from San Diego, CA. The filmmaker caught up with her at Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, AZ, where her art piece, The Tag Project was on display.
Her mother and father, Reiko and Bob Maruyama were also interviewed by the filmmaker. While they were not actually incarcerated in the American Concentration Camps, both of their families suffered profoundly during WWII, thus giving us a different perspective on this period of American history.
The Tag Project is a deeply moving work of art which conveys the sheer number of people incarcerated in a most compelling way. Each tag represents a person who was sent to one or more of the ten concentration camps. Each tower represents one of the camps.
Take a look at Wendy’s blog at wendymaruyama.com.