21 Grams Series

Plaster, printable fabric, plexiglass, spray paint, and resin
Size varies
2018


In this work titled "21 Grams", the idea of “what was losing while trying to adapt oneself to the society" is discussed -- it is something not tangible but make us human being. The title was inspired by an old scientific study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall. In his research, the soul of a person weights 21 grams. 

In this work, the viewers' experiences are challenged by the twisted female portrait and water dripping effect from the coated resin over a piece of photo-fabric. The pair of hands that wring the fabric were made from plaster - the material popularly used in the building construction to represent the whole structure of our society. They were also cast from my own hands to convey the concept that I am not only part of social pressure but also the one who allow the oppression to put on myself.