Gu Po Taro, 2021, pattern embroidery, plant dye cloth, saff flower, cotton thread, variable sizes
Common and easy-to-grow plants, no matter in the mountains, bushes, gardens or green belts, you can see this kind of plants. One of its names is "Gu Po Taro". It is native to the virgin forests of Southeast Asia and Australia, and is more common in low altitude areas. According to legend, because of its toxicity, the name carries "aunt".
Gu Po: The respectful name of the female elders of the father's clan. At the same time, it is a derogatory term for unmarried, threatening, out-of-group older women who are marginalized by the patriarchal clan system. In the Pearl River Delta, it is also one of the names for Comb Sisters. The house where Comb Sisters gather is called "Gu Po house".