(2) Lego Cube & Shackles
|Title: Blood ties|
A cube with five sides is never complete, just like a family without a sensible dad
this piece of artwork is my 4th attempt at trying to make something to represent people and things which are tying me down in singapore, stopping me from accompanying mr ang to uk for his 3rd year phd program 3 years later.....
really really glad that i had visited The Art of the Brick exhibition.... else i think i would have submitted the disastrous looking product of trial (3) below for the exhibition..... wahahaha
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1st attempt: tape ball & shackles
initial idea was to make a baggage and decided to use Mark Jenkin's tape sculpturing technique to create the baggage.... i wanted a hollow base so that i can put in things to present things / people which are tying me down
i took out my 1st ideal base = Mummy's Bonia luggage....
stared at it for a good 10 to 15 minutes and decided against it.... it dosen look like something that ties ppl down.....
think think think ..... and the ball & shackles which i saw in Tuol Sleng Genocide museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 3 years back came to mind.... it's something that ties / weighs a prisoner down.... it's something that prevents freedom.... and that's what i want to portray....
look look look around the house but couldnt find any sphere-like object.... so created my own with things i found in the kitchen cupboard..... heeee
and after going round and round with 2 big rolls of tapes and removing the base, this was how it looked like
but it looked so filmsy....=S....
1st trial --> FAILED
2nd attempt: wire ball & shackles
saw this wire display outside faceshop one day and decided to make a wire ball & chain instead
went all the way to Art Friend at Bras Basah and gotten some wires.....
but they are not easy to work with at all.... they tangled up easily, they dun stay in place and they hurt my fingers.... =S