Caroline Wong

Egg & Noodles

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Year 2021
Medium Water soluble pencil and crayon on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Nominated by Barbara Walker

About the work

Drawing and eating have, for me, always been closely linked. Both have served as an emotional outlet on many occasions, assuaging feelings of doubt, anxiety, or boredom. They are driven by a need to fill a void, both physical and emotional. As my practice focuses on portrayals of East Asian women and pleasure, particularly the pleasure of eating and drinking, I’ve often found inspiration in Mukbang videos. Here we see many young women broadcasting themselves devouring copious amounts of food, relishing every mouthful, giving pleasure free rein. My aim is simply to channel that greedy, guiltless pleasure into my own drawings.

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