Illustrated and collaged accordion book made for Jamie Murphy-Hlynsky's Wintersession course The Collaged Image.
Food is one of the essential factors of stability and companionship. One of the causes of homesickness that I’ve experienced while being an international student in the States was the lack of local food from home. Bubble tea, dimsum, xiaolongbao, buns, lamb skewers, hot pot, and beef noodles... Food and culture’s deep interconnection affects us both directly and indirectly, and we end up appreciating our home food a lot more after we’ve been away from it for a long time. Going home for international students means catching up on all the good food we missed out on for months, and finally feeling the sensation of being at home. Through this illustrated collage accordion book, I attempted to show how I feel when I finally “huijia”, Chinese phrase meaning going back home.