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Alison Fulgoni

Jikininki inspired Tableware

In Japan there is a folk law about the Jikininki (Hungry Ghost) it is said that those who are greedy and selfish in their life, when they die they become these monstrous creatures that are constantly in pain.

The only way they can sate this pain is to feed on the flesh of dead humans, the Jikininki hate themselves for having to do this monstrous deed but it the only way they can stop the pain.

Alison’s project is a Physical representation of The Jikininki needing to feast of the flesh of corpses to sate their pain.

The contrast between the grotesque objects and the delicious food represent the heinous act of eating the corpse and the relief from the constant pain.

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Katherine Priestley