The artwork depicts a picture of a fortune cookie placed against a yellow background with a little stretch of the... Read More
The artwork depicts a picture of a fortune cookie placed against a yellow background with a little stretch of the white strip. The creation of the cooking is done skillfully with the positioning at the center of the painting space and its shape appearing to resemble a fetal position in a womb. It can also resemble a spring compressed ready to stretch on a release or on getting free space to stretch to. The entire artwork is also filled with yellow color which is a symbol of hope, optimism, and wellbeing.
The artist wanted to spread the message of hope and hence the subject matter of the artwork is optimism even when there is nothing to hold on to. Recently the worldwide pandemic of the Corona Virus has affected many countries with the casualties rising every day. Although there was no cure for the virus, people held the hope that they will find a way out of the pandemic. The lockdowns are represented by the fetal position of the artwork with the readiness to get back into the world once the virus has been defeated. The position of the cookie in the painting space represents the size of hope against the actions or steps being taken to revive and keep the hope alive, represented by the white strip. Therefore, the negative space is larger than the positive space which directly translates to the current situation where the causalities out way the size of the optimism among the healthcare sector.
The artist wanted to depict that regardless of the situation, it is worth it to hold on to some hope at the center of our actions.