Review (Week 9):
In-class exercise: playing with textures/ parts and whole
In order to survive in modern society, we have to be open-minded and keep connected to the outside world as the information provided transforms our perspective of seeing things and we can examine numerous circumstances from different angles. However, some of us always indulge in our own world and ignore what’s happening around us. This may cause us to become narcissistic and neglect the opinions of others.
The above sculpture combines a pair of toy glasses and the clay. This pair of toy glasses is one of my childhood memories as I don’t suffer from any eye problems and I think people who wear glasses are very cool! It can also be interpreted that putting on glasses is a new angle of seeing things. I used the clay to make three people, representing oneself suffers from depression and feels directionless. The implication of the whole piece is that we should always step out of our comfort zone into a whole new world, receive more messages and information through different channels in the society and change our mindsets as well as our attitudes towards life.