Money is something as abstract as the idea of value itself. An inked piece of paper on which the history and destiny of nations is recorded and inscribed. Through a history of ruled countries and rulers, goods and habits have been exchanged becoming ultimately familiar. The colonial banknotes were in the currency of the ruling country and yet the finely drawn images showed sceneries of daily life, luscious fruits and nature. What happens when the original identity of the currency is erased and let it be - blank - white surface, and only a handful of details remain visible at the bottom of the carefully fabricated pastry liners. These fragile, delicate liners become containers of empty space, suspended with hand carved marble white sweets. What does the materiality of an empty containers may contain?
Liners is a direct interpretation of the exhibition theme: Bucks 'N Barter. It addresses the relationship between the currency and trade.