Double Happiness Oranges
Carved, toxin free Medium Density Fiberboard and woodblock print
Double Happiness is inspired by the ubiquitous wooden produce carts that add color to the neighborhoods of San Francisco while showcasing ingenuous mom and pop carpentry as well as the plenty of California agriculture. This printed sculpture makes transparent all stages of the printing process; where by-product and product are both utilized to sell a zero-energy, hand-made, and American-made fine art product. Through the laborious process of printing and folding this produce, this project also engages in a critical dialogue with anxieties about non-organic, non-local produce and also the role of the migrant workers who provide a majority of farming workforce in California.