Feb, 2019- May, 2019
The journey of using agar as medium in art making was started with this modular textile panel. I explored the basic of mold making such as laser engraving. I experimented with the most handy natural color resources: food waste and food scraps. This piece was made from hundreds pieces of hand crafted and manually cast agar units in various shapes.
Pattern: Inspired by rubber band, modular system
Materials: Agar, food waste
Techniques: Casting, linking, braiding
Scale: 90cmx130cm / 35inx51in
This work utilized food wastes (including orange peels, avocado pits, wash water of red rice, leaves, etc.) found in household kitchen as dyes for agar based plastic with the hope of making the best use of existing materials. The stunning range of color demonstrated the potential of food waste.