Erica van Zon, Noodles, 2019.
Embroidery cotton on linen, framed 37 x 37cm.
“Van Zon is a master at creating irreverent, quirky and infectious works inspired by her personal fascinations, and encounters with the local and wider world. A bowl of noodles, avocados and eggs, a reluctant Daphne Bush, or a view from an airplane window might be recreated and repurposed by the artist, using craft-based materials of embroidery, ceramics, beading and tapestry.”
“Noodles is one of my favourites of van Zon’s from our stockroom for its simple and pared-back colour palette, its abstract quality and the small yet bold chilli and coriander leaf detailing. It is also referencing one of my favourite Wellington dishes from the Vietnamese/fish and chip shop not far from the gallery – the lamb and lemongrass Phở.”