My first solo exhibition at Soo Visual Art Center taught people four types of bookbinding techniques through making food books: Japanese stab binding for toast (white bread, whole wheat and marble rye), saddle stitch for fruit (apples and oranges), accordion folds for cheese (blue cheese, cheddar and Swiss) and round-head fastener for fried eggs. All of the materials and tools were provided. People sat at dining tables and made food books of their choice and took them home.
During the exhibition, strangers sat next to each other and helped each other out. Some of them created their own ways to make books using the supplies at the gallery. The participants and I were learning from each other. After preparing for the show for four months and cutting the same shapes for a thousand times on the laser-cutter, I thought there would not be anything exciting for me at the show, but the participants proved me wrong. Their creative ways of binding books inspired a lot of my future projects and encouraged me to learn more about books.