Untitled ($2) (2014)
Cardboard and Rice
Untitled ($2) (2014) is a critique on our everyday pragmatism and sought for wealth. Yet, growing up, the very absence of many tangible privileges has granted a silver lining to cherish many other intangible things that were not temporal, like cardboard and organic rice, which is prone to decay. Upon closer look, the original perception of the original $2 Singapore Money Note reveal the deliberate imperfections in the craftsmanship. The ephemerality of rice beautifully encapsulates the vulnerability of what we perceive as Gold. Like fame and prestigious titles, they are transient.
As an Italian proverb goes, "At the end of the game, the king and pawn go in the same box"