Sanuk

2022

This work was created as part of a collaborative sculpture “Reflections of Ourselves” initiated by Textile Artist Tracey Lawko. The sculptural artwork aims to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage in Canada.

I was born and raised in Thailand, specifically in Bangkok, a metropolitan that is always hectic and eventful. My past and present way of living has been around a cultural concept of “sanuk,” directly translated to “having fun” with a deeper meaning of enjoying the moment despite how frustrating it may be. To reflect on myself, I adopted the “sanuk” concept to the making of my maple leaf in which I focused on finding an enjoyment in every moment of making it. The slow process of going back and forth between analogue and digital making recalled my personal memories and experiences having been long forgotten but having made me who I am today.


LIST OF ARTEFACTS

SANUK LEAF#1, 2022
media: paper string, knotting
dimensions: 7 3/4" x 6 5/8"

SANUK LEAF#2, 2022
media: pinhole photographs digitally-printed on cotton, glow-in-the-dark thread, knotting
dimensions: 7 3/4" x 6 5/8"