Beautiful China Town

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year: 2015, New York

 

 

Five still lifes "What is it?" based on food products found in Chinatown. 

We spent days wandering around Chinatown, captivated by the exotic and even alien foodstuffs, so distant from our pizza and pasta accustomed souls. We became connoisseurs and felt we had to honor this beauty. 

Beautiful Chinatown is made up of five food montages: Dehydrated Food, Noodles, Joss Paper Food*, Vitamins, Sweets and each composition enters on a circular motif.  

 

 

*In most Asian religious practices when someone dies relatives buy the paper version of the belongings or favourite things the deceased had or wished to when he or she was alive. They then burn these paper cars, food, puppets, clothes...during the funeral to wish the deceased and happy stay in the afterlife.

 

慢慢吃

mànmàn chī!

 
 
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