Faculty of Design
Icing on the Cake
Acrylic Gouache, Watercolour & Pencil Crayon
12" x 16"
“Icing on the Cake” explores the embellishment and prop-design that is integrated into food photography, commenting on its tendency to further orientalize “ethnic” cuisines.Featuring the documentation of a classic Chinese fresh-fruit cake, the illustration shows it being over-exoticized with items that take away its content, history and further exaggerates stereotypes of Chinese culture.
“'Hierarchies of Taste' critiques the divisiveness of the food industry by reinterpreting common food idioms, exposing how invisible barriers prevent food’s ability to bring people together.”