“Cut From The Same Cloth” / Canzine 2012
“Cut From the Same Cloth” marks the very first joint project between the Phan siblings in their adulthood. Reviving the lost collaborative spirit of their younger years, Jeannie and Emmett Phan reconstruct the environments that birthed their creative partnership in a visual installation. Mysteries under blankets reemerge with flashes of light and shadow and nativity and wonder are re-explored through handmade environments.
I hope everyone enjoyed this piece at Canzine by the adult Phan siblings! It was a lot of work but an amazing time finally collaborating with my brother Emmett. We restricted ourselves to just the primitive tools we had as children: paper, scotch tape, and reliable white glue.
We wanted to create miniature scenes that with a swig of a shrinking potion, you could enjoy with us. Influenced by our beloved Nintendo 64 games, our aesthetic referenced basic polygonal shapes of game technology back in the day. Emmett took care of the lighting, adorning magical orbs onto our paper sculpture.