Pei-San Ng


Matches: Dollar

7″ x 9.25″ x 4″
(18 x 23.5 x 10 cm)

This was made for the Chicago Art Department $200 exhibition. This was a collaboration between Nathan and I. I wanted to make art with balsa sticks, specifically a skeletal framed apple. This idea came from my architecture model making days in school. I love making models out of sticks. With limited resources, Nathan suggested using matches instead of balsa. Thus began my matches series. With every piece finished, came an urge to burn it.

This piece before it was burned, it was called Temptation. Eventually, I lit it and now it’s called Burned.