Paper clay, acrylic, ink. Various dimensions. April, 2022.
MEMORIES OF MANILA is a project that captured what I remember of traditional snacks I experienced during my last trip to the Philippines (2014).
I recreated 3 different snacks, sweets, and foods with no initial visual reference, relying solely on what I remembered of them.
I wanted the focus to be on the basic shapes, since I enjoyed the simplicity of the geometric shapes-- the spheres, rectangular prisms, and pyramids.
I left the base a blank white because it provided a clean contrast to the colors and forms of the foods. I also enjoyed how paper-like it felt, as if I was drawing or recalling from memory. It gave it a sketch-like feel, also seeing how they are a little rough around the edges.
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