Human touch


The sculpture explores the relationship between human and the ocean. More specifically, about the impact of human activities on coral ecosystem.
Corals are usually home for loads of marine species and we humans are significantly disrupting and damaging the natural habitat. Leading to death of many aquatic creatures.
In the artwork, there are 3 fish going in the round. A hand representing humankind grows in between corals and extending its finger, trying to touch a fish. By doing so, the fish died, which signify how human destroy everything as soon as he touches it.
Moreover to support this idea, the hand was sculpted using scrap plastic bags, which is directly link to pollution.
In terms of color, it’s a bronze looking patina finish but somehow blueish colors were included, referring to the sea. By making the sculpture with darker colors, it also highlights some somber chapters of ecological disasters, such as the recent Wakashio oil spill.
So the artwork aims at making viewers realise human activities are negatively impacting on the fragile ecosystem and this alarming situation will surely lead to tragic consequences if taken lightly.

  • Single Artist
  • Sculpture / installation / ceramics
  • Single Work
  • 2022
  • Resin, scraps plastics and direct cement
  • Metal and cement base
  • 1160 | 850 | 1020
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