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Linda Ding
University of Cincinnati
Faculty Sponsors: Linda Einfalt & Matt Lynch

Wood, cardboard, paint, steel, Ikea Lack Table, found objects
24 x 21.5 x 33 in.

Artist Statement

Food products and packaging reflect contemporary American values and beliefs. I look to grocery stores, vending machines, food carts, mini-marts, convenience stores, gas stations, and hand-painted or makeshift signs. My work is about finding comfort in the uniformity of processed foods, including Hostess cupcakes, potato chips, pudding cups, and soda, while ignoring their overtly false qualities. The precision and exactness we attribute to these foods provide a sense of security—they will never change and are always ready for consumption.