Colette Fu is known for her immense, sculptural pop-up books.
This focus exhibition presents works from her series Haunted Philadelphia, inspired by eerie historical sites in her hometown, and We are Tiger Dragon People, her visual explorations of the culture in China’s Yunnan Province—her ancestors’ homeland.
Fu’s works combine images of landscapes she has explored with elements of fairy tales and folklore. Through engineering feats, she transforms her photographs into oversized pop-ups, some with kinetic elements and blinking lights. Gathered together, Fu’s books form a pop-up fantasy world.
Exhibition overview from museum website