When they touch my fingertips, my palms, and my lips, they make all the difference to my mind......
This is a long-term ongoing project that explores my relationship with the contextual meaning of food and body through photographic practice. To me, food serves as a potent carrier of sensory memory and a way of communicating. "Touch" refers to both the sense of touch and the act of touching. The inspiration for this exploration emanates from visual and tactile encounters with various foods. It then evolves into a subconscious journey delving into my memories, dreams, and desires, as well as establishing connections between different foods and the people in my life.
In my practice, food transcends its conventional role as a mere symbol for fulfilling physiological needs; it extends to be an organ, a tangible representation of emotions and dreams, a scene, and a way for me to "touch" others. Each type of food carries different intentions and feelings, which could be sexuality, stress, melancholy, and violence, but also naivety, calmness, and relaxation.
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