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 identity of the currency is hand erased 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 carved white marble macarons, 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.