La Clepta is about a weird self-service restaurant located in a middle space that connects different dimensions of the multi-universe. The inspiration comes from split personas out of solitude. People tend to achieve satisfaction from memories. They live for this, and it allows them to escape reality. But minds with all kinds of self-woven fake realities make it difficult to be conscious of the present and dreams. Thus, everything has gone absurd in the extreme.
About the artist: Flora Bai is an illustrator and visual artist originally from Wuhan, currently based in NYC. She graduated from SVA, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program in 2021. Her work is recognized by 3x3 Magazine, AI-AP, Communication Arts, Creative Quarterly, Penguin Random House, and the Rockefeller Center.