This still life depicts several paper versions of commonplace items (dim sum, cigarettes, and clothing) that are symbolic gifts traditionally burned for use by Chinese ancestors in the afterlife. These paper funeral goods have previously made headlines as Chinese shopowners were arrested for selling counterfeits of luxury goods – in this case, they are intentionally meant to be paper replicas. I was drawn to the material qualities of the goods, and the ways in which the camera lens further flattens these already two-dimensional replicas.
Mourning goods for good mourning
Medium:Inkjet printSize:24 in x 36 inYear:2013Previous Exhibitions:Generation One, UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, BC, 2013Share: