These ceramic fruits are cast from oranges acquired at the local Chinese farmers market in San Francisco.
Because of the nature of these artworks, each piece varies.
Fruits are roughly 4" in diameter.
Cathy Lu's work revolves around the manipulation, appropriation, and de-contextualization of traditional Chinese art imagery and presentation as a way to explore how Eastern imagery is seen and understood in the US, and how ideas of cultural ‘authenticity’ and ‘tradition’ interface with contemporary trans-cultural experiences. Her work draws inspiration from the displays at the Asian Art Museum, to fruit markets in Chinese immigrant neighborhoods, and to the trinket shops in Chinatown.
Cathy currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.