/ 2017 / Advertising / Food

Free Association of Red Tortoise Cake

  • Prize
    Bronze in Advertising/Food
  • Photographer
    Chih-Hsiang Han (韓志翔); Tzu-Yu Wang(王子瑜), Taiwan

As I'm very interested in Taiwan's unique culture, I often try to
integrate some of its elements into my creations. One day I noticed
that the traditional red tortoise cakes come in many different shapes
and forms. This inspired me to use them as parts of paintings, allowing
me to show the associations the triggered in my mind. Maybe others
can follow my example and look for other interesting aspects of our
local culture. I'd like to add that while photography is often used as a
means of documenting other art forms, this series of images is special
in that the works shown could clearly not be preserved for a long time.
So after taking the pictures, I had to destroy the paintings by cutting
off the red tortoise cakes and eating them. In other words, the
paintings were made solely for the purpose of photographing them.