Hi, today I’m very excited to introduce you my newest artwork “The Machine”, second part of my theme “The Trilogy of Society”(TTOS). I’ve spent countless hours working on this beast, so glad it’s finally finished, and the outcome is quite satisfying.
“The Machine” touches many aspects of our society, including social values, environmental crisis, pollution, animal cruelty, slave labour, war, poverty and so on. As you can see, our society is extremely vulnerable. We are depending on that last tree to hold the balance of the whole structure, yet we are chopping it; we need a solid foundation to function properly, yet we are bombing it; we are wiping out other species and killing unnecessary lives, just so we can dump them away as garbage, meanwhile leaving the other side of the world rot to death from hunger and poverty; we need variety to feel alive, yet we allow the society to feed us these shallow formulas of success and happiness.
As a center piece of “TTOS” , “The Machine” connects “Breeding Lab” and “The Prison”(Last part of “TTOS”, it’s yet to come, big project as well). We, the productions of our society, the day we were produced, we were already flushed down the fuel pipeline to burn for our society’s monster engines. Till we are fully burnt out, we will be cast away through the waste pipeline like sewage, and shipped to a miserable prison call “old”.
“The Trilogy of Society” is my voice for the voiceless,the powerless, the hopeless. I want to use it to fight against the absurd, the violence and the inequalities. May it also raise your awareness, be the standing point for all of us to fight for a better future, a better society which has variety, equality, healthy environment, and respects for all living beings.
Considering the huge dimensions of this work, if you want to feel the full impact of “The Machine”, come to my future exhibitions to see it in the flesh.
Okay, wrapping it up with Eddie Vedder’s song “Society”, “Society, have mercy on me, I hope you’re not angry if I disagree.”
Thank you for viewing.
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