“ideal space / memory palaces’
"The idea of the series is a continuation of my former thesis (or a branching out of it?). Being in the US for so long, I've become really homesick. moving to a new city, I miss my family a lot. I’ve always had a special relationship to food, I think everyone does. Food is very special in Philippine culture, food as a sight of gathering, food as memories, food as nourishment, food as tradition, food as culture, food as intimacy, food as vulnerability, food as mundane. Recreating meals from memory recalling specific feelings and instances and feeling that put me at ease. Maybe future meals will create future pieces, but for right now it’s recalling these meals that mean so much to me and the memories that accompany them. I hope to not be stuck in the past or not be present, maybe it’s an attempt to capture some of those fleeting feelings."