The Eighth Sea



The Eighth Sea focuses on a particular decorative motif, sourced from archaic Chinese illustrations, and juxtaposes it against a depiction of nature. The decorative motif is a spectacularly convoluted representation of the natural, speaking volumes more about culture instead. This relationship is further complicated by using the dry substance of rice, a humble common staple, to convey a luxuriant and mythical body of water, and with its weight, to prop up the decorative motif.



media: rice (1,000 lbs: loose & in original bags), foam, wood theatre jacks
dimensions: installation 20’ W x 8’ H x 20’ D


Curated by Barbara Fischer for “Foodculture” exhibition, Art Lab, University of Western Ontario.