Installed in the window gallery at Roadside Attractions (Toronto), As Luck Would Have It is a site-specific installation that references the fortune cookie, and the act of searching for encouragement within a predetermined space.
Fortune cookies are opened primarily for their contents. Seeking direction more than sustenance, those who open fortune cookies often discard the cookie, and keep the fortune – for luck. Removing both the cookie, and the fortune, Karuna’s installation is composed entirely of fortune cookie wrappers: the individual plastic packages that seal and protect predictions of our futures. Exploring the trust of the fortune seeker, and utilizing the existing graphic design of Wing’s fortune cookie packages, As Luck Would Have It draws an oversized red arrow in the Roadside Attractions window space, directing viewers toward their impending futures without saying a word.