– beyond bounty
The challenge was to make an updated replica of an ancient cobalt-decorated vessel. I chose this one from the Victoria and Albert Museum, drawn to the geometric frames and the clever decoration spelling out "Fu" and Shou" and "Lu" (Fortune, Prosperity, and Longevity) in the branches of the shrubs. The rest of the frames were filled with bounties of food.
I chose to represent over-abundance on my updated version - illustrating consumer objects in quantity and in disarray. The words "plenty" and "enough" are a reminder to appreciate the fine line between comfort and waste.