ISABELLA FOO
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
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2021
Hawker Flavours
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 45.7 cm

This work is centred around the lotus root soup due to my emotional attachment to the food. I used to eat this almost every day with my mother after school back in my Primary days as I updated her about my day. I ordered the same food everyday even when she asked me what I wanted. These memories form my positive view on hawker food because eating at a hawker centre is always a happy occasion - something that I can count on being good even if the rest of my life does not go well. It provides me with a sense of emotional stability.

Secondary 3
Hawker Flavours 2021 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 45.7 cm

This work is centred around the lotus root soup due to my emotional attachment to the food. I used to eat this almost every day with my mother after school back in my Primary days as I updated her about my day. I ordered the same food everyday even when she asked me what I wanted. These memories form my positive view on hawker food because eating at a hawker centre is always a happy occasion - something that I can count on being good even if the rest of my life does not go well. It provides me with a sense of emotional stability.