Three American women of Taiwanese descent are cooking up the dishes of their youth: dumplings, roasted pork belly, sticky rice buns, shaved ice.
Except they're not using food. They're using materials like plaster, paint and porcelain.
Remarkably, the artists don't know each other in real life, only through Instagram. But they share a common goal: to re-create the foods of their culture in sculpture to pay homage to their heritage.
Making sculptures of food isn't new to the art world, says Danielle Wu, 26, a Chinese-American writer, art critic and curator. But over the past year, a growing number of Asian-American artists have been using food sculpture to explore race and identity.