Joss Wrapping Paper


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Artwork

COMPLETED IN
2018

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Zaobao.com



Joss Wrapping Paper is a set of gift wrap rolls printed with motifs extracted from Taoist ancestral gift parcels.




SYNOPSIS


Joss paper offerings pre-packaged in tastefully decorated gift bags are burnt for the deceased during Qing Ming Festival and on the death anniversary of an ancestor. Patterned with flowers and stylised auspicious Chinese characters, these parcels come in two colours, red for males and green for females.

Introducing these elements onto wrapping papers for gifting purposes to your living kith and kins, its radical design blurs the boundaries between life and death. To then wrap for special occasions such as birthdays, the packaged present will remind one of their winning race to the grave, emphasising on the eventuality of death.


Colour print on poster paper
Edition of five, set of two, each 59.4 x 84.1 (cm)
All work © Zeharn&Zeherng