The new work made for Van Eyck Open
Studios reflects on her time at the Van Eyck where she continuously
experiments with food as an edible sculptural material. Working with
the aesthetic language and embedded meanings of food, she builds upon
her previous ‘bread paintings’ (Open Studios 2018) to explore the
qualities of rice paper outside the context of dining, into a world
that is ephemeral, fragile, tactile and sensual. She plays with
indeterminacy of the material, stretching the possibilities of it in
intuitive and playful ways.
This piece is particularly relevant to
her time at the Van Eyck, where she valued instinctive decisions in
the work process as much as control, forging thoughts both with her
head and her hands.
With a material made of rice, that is
common to many cultures but unconventional in the field of art, she
welcomes the viewers to understand the piece across the disciplinary
boundaries, that personal and visceral experiences as well as
cultural readings are as valid as ones well-trespassed in art.