The pictures are not making any overt political or social commentary, but I think they send a very strong, positive message about the viability of mixed race couples, a love of oneself, and that love for oneself in the state in which we were made (without the need for processed hair and etc.), and, to some extent, a message about strong women and what they can do in this world.Here's one of the pictures -- I particularly like it for its cheekiness!
I loved scrolling through the tumblr and seeing all these whimsical images of Amy & Shaun--especially the ones incorporating Shaun's background with Asian art (there are a few that look like he has plopped his characters in the middle of a Chinese painting).
So I decided to ask Shaun if he'd be willing to be "interviewed" by me -- a first for Mixed Race America. I'll probably have to work on my interview questions, but I really appreciated the chance to chat more with Shaun about the inspiration for his art and his thoughts about inter-racial relationships. Please do check out the tumblr "Amy & Shaun."
MRA: What was your inspiration for the tumblr "Amy and Shaun"? And where do you derive inspiration for your individual art pieces?
MRA: Do you have a favorite art piece?
MRA: If you had to choose between having either flight or invisibility as a super power, which would you choose?