Evident from the common local greeting ‘have you eaten’, food is a fundamental aspect of the Singaporean identity. The notion of food has permeated across all facets of life, even influencing the way we speak.
Literally, food items and dishes have been incorporated into colloquial expressions or idioms which form an essential part of the Singaporean vocabulary.
Through borrowing the aesthetics of the ubiquitous yet iconic tzechar plates of Singapore, Have You Eaten Tableware attempts to archive and immortalise these Singlish food idiom. Perhaps one day, an archaeologist may just uncover the rich food-driven culture and language of our society.
Set of 3, heat transfer on porcelain, 185mm diameter