Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Ben Blanc

Second Advisor

Emily Cornell du Houx

Third Advisor

Rosie Li


My thesis is an accumulation of many different things. It contains a body of work that consists of furniture, objects, sketches, illustrations, and spontaneous thoughts, as well as improvised writings and images of a variety of things that have largely influenced my own making. For me, design is a discipline that does not come into being through a linear direction. Similarly, I believe that a thesis does not comprise just one single narrative, culminating from one starting point. The process of designing and making is more like the way one prepares a meal - all of the ideas and research and writing are the ingredients, and this book is the pot of stew that simmers them together.

My work starts in the kitchen, as I draw my inspirations from cooking and eating. I not only appreciate the forms of food and plants, but also the spirits embedded in them. I infuse a friendly, tangible, and a quirky sense into my work, and I hope people feel cozy and joyful to be around them.



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