Let’s Get This Bread!

This poster is inspired by the idea of being, “lost in translation,” through the lack of cultural meaning inherent in the mistranslation of language. The phrase, “Let’s get this bread,” is a common western phrase basically meaning, “let’s work hard and make money.” When literally translated into Chinese, it becomes, “Ordinary people get this kind of livelihood,” which is quite different from the original meaning. The emojis are used to symbolize technology’s role in interference with the translation process and the false nature behind the idea of a universal language. This poster was featured in a group show, “Journey to the East: Connections, Not Borders” and was on display at the Leedy-Voulkos gallery in KC.

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