VIDEO: Caratoes discusses her art, identity and the unexpected joy of being a role model

Hong Kong-by-way-of-Belgium-based artist Caratoes talks to the Long Beach Post about the importance of representation, the surprise of being a role model and how to recreate the magic of person-to-person communication. In town for POW! WOW! Long Beach, Caratoes’ wall is a diary of sorts, with abstract shapes and human faces and features telling her story to those driving by the underpass at 49th and Del Amo.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.