Plaster, bronze powder, printable fabric, and resin
~28'' (H) x ~40'' (W) x ~15'' (D)
The "21 Grams, the Weight of Souls - Self Portrait“ series examines what one loses while trying to fit into society. It is not something tangible but the essence that makes human beings HUMAN. The title is based on a scientific study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall. During his research, he found that a person's soul weighs 21 grams.
I challenge the viewers' experiences by the twisted female portrait and water dripping effect from the coated resin. The pair of hands wring the fabric was made from plaster - the material popularly used in the building construction to represent our society. I cast my own hands from plaster to convey that I am part of the social pressure and allow the oppression to put on myself: I am my own biggest enemy.
With this platform, I hope to respond to the questions always hunting me: What makes humanity distorted? What is the American dream we believe in now?