The thrill of the Hunt (March 2020)
Acrylic sheets, Fishing wire
15 x 12 cm (each stencil)
Inspired by Boltanski’s Théâtre d’ombres, I wanted to use the puppets as an object to tell a straightforward yet tragic story about poaching and the cruelty that animals go through when hunted by humans. Using pieces made with a laser cutter, the video shows the story as a hunter skewers down a tiger. The scene will never end as poaching is a repetition of itself.
In the Defense for Nature (October 2019)
41 x 31 x 30 cm
Continuing on the theme of environmental issues, the sculpture depicts a seal defying a wave made of rubbish. Influenced by the recycled metal sculpture of Lin Evola, The seal and wave were structured with wire that was soldered together. Its form shows how the two sculptures resist one another and emphasize the idea of nature’s battle against pollution. The materials within the sculpture show how rubbish has affected both biotic and abiotic forms of life and has made them turn against each other.
Pandemic (March 2020)
Clay, acrylic, wooden panel (as a base)
26 x 15 x 27
The most common trophy to receive from an animal is its decapitated head to plaster the walls. For this piece, that is prevalent through the panda, painted with acrylic to show its natural colors accompanied by a wooden board that shows the blood dripping down. Sculpted in clay, the panda’s expression displays the fear and terror that the bear faced before death.
Addicted Human Skull circa 2019 (February 2019)
Acrylic, found objects (Phone, earbuds, coins, plastic skull & syringe), wood
16 x 16 x 14 cm
Working with the theme of addiction. Inspiration from Grayson Perry’s Head of a Fallen Giant and Raoul Hausmann’ Mechanical Head work with a skull and sticking objects into it with a head/skull motif. For this project, there were limitations when working on the sculpture, limited colors and use of objects. With the already made skull, I painted it black and stamped letters that formed words relating to addiction, inserted the objects into the skull to fit the preselected objects.
Thoughtless (February 2020), right
Made on Procreate
51 x 60 cm
Continuing with the inspiration of Chinese ink paintings, the scene depicts the quick, yet cruel nature of how mankind can eliminate the lives of species that are most endangered. The anonymity of the one who is killing the lying optimizes the human race and their lack of empathy towards creatures who need it the most. The hard, deep lines create a striking feeling as one single, blackened eye stares back at the viewer.
Tears cultivated by blood (January 2020), left
151 x 50 cm
Inspired by traditional Chinese ink paintings, the use of ink articulates stories better than any other medium. In this case, the light and hard lines made by a mix of both Chinese and Indian ink display a tragedy as the corpses of animals show how they are ruthlessly killed for their resources. The trail of blood made by the same mixture of ink connects each animal, as they all share the same fate.