My work reveres food from multiple perspectives, and, in light of my multicultural backgrounds, I use food as a medium to represent the ways I adapt to a new culture and environment. It addresses the transformation of everyday cooking ingredients into unconventional, unique, and multi-sensory art. The formats I work with include artist books, prints, and installations that interact through scents and textures. My belief is that the choice of material should be derived from its environment. Thus, I explore materials that resemble the atmosphere of a particular place or culture and ultimately observe how the chosen materials decay and transform over time. I appreciate the lack of control generated by this aging and erosive activity. It is critical to be working with organic materials that have a life of their own. Accordingly, the simplest ingredients transcend into poetic imageries that manifest a world of their own origins and surrounding locations.
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