SHUHAN LIU

#3

STATEMENT:

This sculpture serves as a metaphor for invisible human rights violations. The bowl is made of clay slip, and I wrote letters spelling out “who” on the table with a squeeze bottle and then pasted them together. The bowl is meant to ask the question of “who are you?” This is very important since nowadays we don’t consider ourselves to be suppressed unless we look a certain way. If we don’t appear to be suppressed outright, we think we must be okay. The clay body in the middle represents people's potential, the choice to do good and bad, while the iron wire on the outside represents the bondage of rules and the difficulties people encounter.

 

I am shocked by the fact that people are fighting for human rights every day, so I feel the need to explore these ideas. In this production process, I seek a direct representation so people can understand what I mean. Therefore, sculpture and pottery are my tools for me to express my inner thoughts better.