To all the Asian snacks we've ever loved — Vitasoy, Pocky, Teh Kotak, Hello Panda, and Yakult — thank you for powering our childhoods! Together with Amy
, we created this series of six Asian snacks turned into vases. Each vase is slipcast, with the exception of the Pocky, which was hand-built. The vases were also painted by hand using underglaze, which took hours for each one in order to get the clean, sharp edges. Amy painted the Teh Kotak, Hello Panda, and Yakult (as well as had the original idea for this project!), and I created the Pocky and two Vitasoys. The gorgeous floral arrangements in the first picture are by Diosa Blooms
, a wonderful local floral shop in the Mission.
I've continued to create more functional childhood snacks, and my pieces are below: