Monday, November 23, 2009

Made In America, 2009

Oversized set of Chinese fast-food take out boxes, fortune cookies and chopsticks. 18"W x 21"H x 18"D

A fast-food take out scene commonly seen here in America is totally unheard of in Asia. These items were intentionally made extra large and out of proportion to comment on how food is viewed in the US. The entire arrangement is colored white to drive home the point that this happens only in America. In addition, sticking a pair of chopsticks in rice is a big no-no in Asian culture. It is regarded as extremely rude and vulgar.

High fire sculpture clay, natural bamboo chopsticks, acrylic paint.

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