Ethnomöbius: The Paradox of Culture
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A thesis exploring some of the uncanny visual similarities between eastern and western cultural practices.
Published:
A Remedy for Everything. 11 x 8 1/2 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.

The remedy for lack of confidence could be the ignorance of death. A comparative study between coffin academy in South Korea and tanning bed.

*Selected for AI32 annual and online gallery

 
No Guts No Glory. 11 x 8 1/2 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.

Guts lay bare for the sake of pageantry and honour. A comparative study between seppuku in Japan and live painting.
 
Rest in Pieces. 11 x 8 1/2 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.

Rest assured, the fate of humankind is in good hands - thanks to the generous family donors.  A comparative study between sky burial in Tibet and cadaver donation for medical research.
 
Lucky or Good. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
Do luck businesses not believe in luck, or do they just have more luck than their consumers? A comparative study between maneki-neko and drama dolls in Japan, and casino slot machines.
 
*Selected for AI32 online gallery
Behind Sacred Doors. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
The irony of dignity and freedom expressed in concealment. A comparative study between burqa in Afghanistan and confession booth.
Please Sleep With My Daughter. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
When fathers take the matter of their daughter’s love life into their own hands. A comparative study between fathers in Cambodia who build love huts for their daughters and overprotective fathers on their daughter’s prom nights.
Ana’s Temple. 9 x 9 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
Some starve religiously to define who they really are underneath their skin. A comparative study between sokushinbutsu in Japan and Pro Ana.
Under His Thumb. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
The art of one’s submission to another’s fetishization of human exploitation. A comparative study between geisha in Japan and BDSM.
To The Bitter End. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
Dying husbands are some wives’ best fortune, or their worst. A comparative study between sati in India and gold diggers.
The Altar of Favour. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, mixed media. Series: Ethnomöbius.
 
Children, money, and crowds always seem to be the formula that leads to the inevitable conclusion: the shedding of innocence. A comparative study between child sacrifice in India and child beauty pageant.