Delicate and precarious, ceramic architecture embodies the vulnerability and tensions of contemporary life. Its Thai title means “to balance”. The hand-built form offers a richly coloured archive, holding objects in its folds: Chinatown kitsch and historic Dutch tiles co-exist. I apply gold leaf and glitter loosely, in the Thai way of putting gold on Buddhas when people go to the temple to make merit. Instead of making a show of doing good deeds up front where everyone can see, Thai people say: “put gold on the back of the Buddha” – do good behind the scenes, out of the spotlight.