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Cake Minority

Mixed Media, Inedible Cakes, February 2020

Creator: Shanna Cheng
Exhibition: Inedible Cakes
Published: February 2020
Format: Mixed Media


I was also inspired by the idea of “perfect cake” … to display how we are shaped and groomed to function in society.

Shanna Cheng

Description of the Work

“My 12 cakes are a representation of the percentage of Chinese minority groups to their white counterparts in Vancouver. 1 out of 3 cakes have yellow icing to show the Chinese integration into Canadian culture, essentially a “banana”, to demonstrate their ability to blend in. However, it shows they are still being perpetuated as “other”, hence the yellow tone. I was also inspired by the idea of “perfect cake”, so I chose to illustrate a grid of uniformed strawberry cakes to display how we are shaped and groomed to function in society.”

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