Maquette | 圖像模型
Chee Wang Ng Maquette | 圖像模型 Painted wooden base & metal chain with metal rice bowl & chopsticks
Chinese Diaspora Rice Bowl - Metal 海外華人的飯碗 - 金
2003-2004
Painted wooden base & metal chain with metal rice bowl & chopsticks
12 x 12 x 12 inch

Metal - Chinese Five Elements Series

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Chee Wang Ng Maquette | 圖像模型 Painted wooden base, metal fish hooks and fish lure, nails, & glass globe with metal rice bowl & chopsticks
Chinese Diaspora Rice Bowl - Water 海外華人的飯碗 - 水
2003-2004
Painted wooden base, metal fish hooks and fish lure, nails, & glass globe with metal rice bowl & chopsticks
12 x 12 x 12 inch

Water - Chinese Five Elements Series

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Chee Wang Ng Maquette | 圖像模型 Painted wooden base, metal screws, liquid paraffin, fiberglass wick in glass tubes with metal rice bowl & chopsticks
Chinese Diaspora Rice Bowl – Fire 海外華人的飯碗 - 火
2003-2004
Painted wooden base, metal screws, liquid paraffin, fiberglass wick in glass tubes with metal rice bowl & chopsticks
12 x 12 x 9 inch

Fire - Chinese Five Elements Series

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Chee Wang Ng Maquette | 圖像模型 Clear extruded acrylic square tubing frame and red thread with rice bowl and chopsticks
Chinese Equilibrium Rice Bowl - Tension & Suspension 華人平衡的飯碗 - 緊張和懸浮
2003-2004
Clear extruded acrylic square tubing frame and red thread with rice bowl and chopsticks
12 x 12 x 12 inch

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Chee Wang Ng Maquette | 圖像模型 Plastic trinkets with oversize porcelain rice bowl and a pair of chopsticks
99¢ “Made In China” Bowl of Rice 九拾九仙「中國製造 」飯碗
2007
Plastic trinkets with oversize porcelain rice bowl and a pair of chopsticks
14 x 14 x 12 inch

The capitalistic society of the "99¢ store" has taken to a global lever of "Retail therapy" to consumer addiction - "Oniomania" or compulsive shopping disorder.

From casual buying of daily essential to plastic kitsch merchandise that often brings a smile. Never a trivial, granted that the legendary May 1626 purchase of the "Island of Manhattes," currently known as Manhattan by Peter Minuit for the Dutch West India Company in exchange for the supposedly 60 Dutch guilders (US$24) worth of beads, buttons, and trinkets. These bright colorful "jewels" encrust the oversize bowl of rice in spelling out "Made in China" as its badge of pride and honor.

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