In Search of
a Better Life
2022, Gelatin sculpture installation
The installation shows six koi carps surrounding a white lotus flower. The koi, commonly seen in chinese restaurants, are a symbol of prosperity. Crafted entirely from agar agar and gelatin, some cut into partitions, the jellies invite childlike wonder and awe while they probe dominant imaginaries of a diasporic culture that manifests through its function to serve and to be consumed.