21 Grams Series, the Weight of Souls - Self-Portrait

Plaster, bronze powder, printable fabric, and resin
~28'' (H) x ~40'' (W) x ~15'' (D)
2020


In this series "21 Grams, the Weight of Souls-Self Portrait", the idea of "what was losing while trying to adapt oneself to the society" is discussed -- it is not something tangible but makes human beings HUMAN. The title was inspired by an old scientific study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall. In his research, a person's soul weighs 21 grams.

The viewers' experiences are challenged 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. The hands were cast from my own hands to convey that I am part of 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 us humanity distorted? what is the American dream we believe in now?

21 Grams Series - Self-Portrait #1

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Plaster, bronze powder, printable fabric, and resin
38"(H) x 30"(W) x 15"(D)
2020

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21 Grams Series - Self-Portrait #2

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Plaster, bronze powder, printable fabric, and resin
22"(H) x 21"(W) x 12"(D)
2020

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21 Grams Series - Self-Portrait #3

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Plaster, bronze powder, printable fabric, and resin
28'' (H) x 40'' (W) x 15'' (D)
2020

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21 Grams Series - Self-Portrait #4

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Plaster, bronze powder, printable fabric, and resin
35'' (H) x 40'' (W) x 15'' (D)
2020

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