Tales from the Gold Mountain

Item

Title

Tales from the Gold Mountain

Description

"Tales from the Gold Mountain" depicts Chinese transcontinental railroad workers travelling through the Sierra Nevada mountains. The piece is done in a traditional Chinese watercolor style to depict the idealization of California in the late 1800s. The upper left corner depicts an old Chinese poem describing the sojourner experience. It reads:

Dispirited by life in my village home,
I make a journey specially to the United States
of America.
Separated by mountains and passes, I feel an
extreme anxiety and grief;
Rushing about east and west does me no good.
Turning in all directions—
An ideal opportunity has yet to come.
If fate is indeed Heaven's will, what more can
I say?
'Tis a disgrace to a man's pride and dignity.

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Mucho, Rachel

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:06:47Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

17FA_D504E6C5

Medium

Photo manipulation and digital illustration

Extent

1920x1080 pixels