Wall Series are installations constructed with food ingredients that are based on specific architectural elements. The choice of the medium and the format reflects the process of cultural acclimation as well as my exploration of traditions and rituals.
Wall Series: New Year’s Eve, are window frames made with spring roll rice wrappers, natural Gampi, and wood. It is a process that revisits and reinvents the Chinese tradition of paper cutting. By recreating traditional windows using paper cut from rice, I wish to preserve the intangible cultural roots from fading. The rice paper cuts were chine-collé on Gampi when hydrated and slowly formed tension as they were drying. The tension could be self-destructive and eventually tear the screens. The process simulates the cycle of seasons and emphasizes the rituals closely related to them. It creates an opportunity for me to embrace my own culture using food as a medium.