Macau Design Centre was the venue for the party of two great artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci, couple behind X+Q, to celebrate their new corner shop in My Good Goods Creative Store on the 22nd of May.
I was excited to be asked to provide the canapés at the event and curious as to how to link my work in western cuisine to that of two contemporary Chinese sculptors.
I thought for a long time and explored their work. I have to give special thanks to Mr. G, who helped me look into different aspects of the art and find an element that would help me tap into their world, using my medium- food.
One of their most famous products, an angel, is what made the whole connection. I used the wings with icing and fondant, and because their use of colour is one of the most distinguishing elements in their work, I focused on creating their bold colour tones. I spent a lot of time on the cyan and red, their trademark colour, mixing in Chinese culture and elements of their sculptures to create a memorable and meaningful result.
It took me a long time to get the colour I was after because food colouring is different from design, there is no pantone to work from, so it was a process of trial and error, trial and error. And repeat.
The evening was a success and the two artists were very curious to see what I had created. I explained that it was based on the element of their work, they were mesmerized. And also the only two people to try the wings.
My little angel flew high!