Australian artist Tanya Schultz works under the name Pip & Pop to create super-colorful artworks from materials such as sugar, glitter, sweets, toy animals, plastic flowers, and everyday craft materials.
Schultz has always been interested in mankind’s tendency to narrate myths about utopia: looking for paradise, finding love or imagining another world. It is as if this constant search for perfection is a universal language among people of all cultures and backgrounds.
Peach Blossom makes reference to several stories familiar to Taiwanese people: Finding Sun Moon Lake, The Weaver Girl and The Herd Boy, and Peach Blossom Spring. Weaving together multiple historical and cultural references, Peach Blossom explores notions of blissful abundance and temporary pleasure. Parallels are drawn between the illusory nature of these imagined worlds and the promise and allure of the commercial world, where we are enticed to partake in happy consumption.