The Culture of Rice Installation Design.

My goal for this installation is to illustrate how rice offers unity among culture, beliefs and traditions of Vietnam. One of the most easily distinguishable elements of rice production is the rice paddy.

These are commonly tiered fields, which are often farmed by hand.I recreate this geography as the foundation of my piece, layering rice paper onto the surfaces to connect them with the fields I’m recreating.

Under the surface of the rice paper are poems, in Vietnamese and English, about spirituality and the significance of rice as food.