art piece showing two hands making onigiri

Onigiri

2023
Workshop and Digital Collage

Food is a basic necessity and a joy. Cooking is one of the most widespread forms of art in the world, playing a critical role in social bonding and aiding well-being. In this workshop, we built a cultural bridge between Latina America and Asia as we made Japanese rice balls (onigiri) together. They are fun to make, inexpensive, and share a commonality between cultures: rice. Through food, we can share what “home” means to us, learn about a different culture, or create an entirely new fusion embedded with our hopes for the future.