My objective in replicating the Hung Far Low sign was an attempt to change the perception of Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. With extensive research I found the best way to tell the neighborhoods’ story was through some form of art that would draw people in. Layering construction paper and using quilling I was able to create a dimensional replica to sit inside a shadow frame box.
The piece was featured at Portland State University’s MK Gallery. My plan to continue the series with Old Town Pizzas’ sign, attached to the Merchant Hotel and the White Stag sign with the Old Town water tank.