Hotpot Steamboat

This was made the same month I made my decision to stay in America after graduation, when the finality of immigrating really hit me. I couldn’t stop thinking about all the food I’d never get to eat again (or not very often, anyway). In Singapore, hotpot is also known as steamboat, so I made a paper sculpture of a steamboat using hotpot ingredients, evoking the Taoist zhizha burnt as offerings at funerals.

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