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Do-Ho Suh The kinds of ideas on identity and stereotyping he explores in his work is from his past. He explains from a young age in school you had to wear uniforms, have your hair cut, go by strict rules and they didn't even call you by name, you had a number. He made a piece of artwork showing figures standing in line and in uniform and another made out of dog tags, what they used in war. He said he didn't know who he was, i mean you are called by number you have no sense of identity. Some other things he focuses on is how he wants his home in Korea to be here in America and that is where he got the idea to make art out of fabric and make it into his old house. He said we could pack it up and take it with him. This shows his own version of the American Dream by his freedom and space and the place he calls home being able to follow him. Do-Ho said that he has felt humanity be taken away by the strictness of Korean life. He shows this in the statues in uniforms he used to be in and in the giant dog tag art. I thought Suh's work

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