|Diana Ho (Left), Me (Right)|
We have been friends since middle school. We've played make believe house together, caused mischief in our neighborhood by hunting flowers, liked the same boys, sang and danced in the same girl band, experimented with make up, played Asian videogames, watched all of Friends .... the list goes on. She has always been an incredibly intelligent individual with an amazing sense of humor. She will make the best innuendos and sees the same world as I do, but at different angles, shades, and filters and in the process, unearths an appreciation for life that would've otherwise been dull.
Last year, my boyfriend, brother and I had the pleasure of playing cool in her Brooklyn art studio as she opened it up to the public. If you have the opportunity to visit an artist's studio, just go. It's a neat experience to see the environment where art was made and is made, was inspired and continues to inspire. Her pieces were centered around food. I like food. The ensemble was delectable.
My favorite work mimicked Cheetos:
Here's a taste of two other pieces that were on display:
|Pie in the Brooklyn sky|
If you're interested in more of her work, take a shot of her business card:
QUESTION FOR MY GUESTS: Whose lips are on her business card? (Hint: Diana's friends are at an advantage with this one :-) )
DISCLAIMER: I totally made up the names to her work. But you should check her out.