I was never allowed to play with food growing up, though ironically, as a Filipino-American, it is customary in my culture to eat with our hands. My thesis bridges that disconnection where I encourage all that food can be fun and should be played with in this series entitled, “Hungry For Laughs?”. It is a photo collection of food puns where I combine my love for hand lettering, dad jokes, and of course, food!
The first time I was permitted to play with food was when I was in elementary school where I created an apple turkey constructed with toothpicks, marshmallows, and a variety of assorted candy. It was in that moment, one of the most memorable moments in my life, where I found joy in playing with food. My thesis is a reminder of that joy as well as filling the void to those who share the same upbringing.
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