This instillation reveals varying perceptions of bird’s wings, which the I am using as a symbol for human experience.


The abstract and fluid feathers are a result achieved through piping. The free-flowing forms are made by piping clay as slip - a medium used for molding and casting the material. 


The sculptures have an imperfect finish reflecting the heart of the exhibition’s concept, which is based around a biological function of a bird’s wing. A bird has the ability to morph and change the shape of its wings to respond to its circumstances. They twist through a range of shapes, angles and asymmetries in a natural and constant metamorphosis. Here, I used wings as a representation of inner truth. My focus was to raise a question; “if our true essence is to be flawless to be considered perfect, then how do we push through our own gusts of wind without any struggles?”

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