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Dream lunch

Ho, Wuon-Gean

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Wuon-Gean Ho


Wuon-Gean Ho’s Dream Lunch looks at personal depictions of food and consider how these have changed in recent months of solitude. Wuon-Gean reflects on how printmaking has some parallels with cooking, in the gathering of ingredients with a goal in mind, and how the viewing of the end-product has parallels with the consumption of sweet treats. Her fellowship at The Royal Academy Schools in 2016 started this culinary contemplation. There was a chef whose daily feasts soothed and fattened us up. Being of Chinese heritage, food is an important means of communication, sharing and celebration. Her Singaporean and Malaysian family are shown in many works. During this recent enforced solitude, she started to make numerous prints of comfort-eating and drinking alone. “Dream Lunch” describes an imagined menu of grilled mackerel, stuffed with onions and crushed peppercorns and cardamom, with steamed rice, and raspberries and ice cream for afters. The print contains an explicit desire to share a specific meal with friends and family.


Ho, W. (2021). Dream lunch. World Wide Wontons,

Journal Article Type Other
Acceptance Date Mar 25, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 25, 2021
Publication Date Mar 25, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 29, 2021
Publicly Available Date Apr 13, 2021
Journal World Wide Wontons
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
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