To wear is to aspire and to embody. Kindling appropriates the traditional representation of bird motifs into a contemporary embodiment of symbolism yet preserving the universal semiotics of birds.
Inspired by bird motifs used in Javanese batik, this project is a contemporary interpretation on the artistry and universal symbolic meaning of birds across cultures. To transcend is an artist’s journey of understanding and practicing a craft. It is a culmination of moments taken for the artist to reach its final product. To ‘wear’ these bird motifs by means of shadow-tattoos highlights the intimacy and desire to attain the heavenly qualities associated with birds. Permanence, which is hinged on the idea that change is constant, is achieved with the play of light and shadows, accentuating the omnipresence of each elements providing each other its existence.
DV3004 – Cultural Context in Asia Design
1 min 47 sec
Hedren Sum Wai Yuan
12 November 2014
29 April 2017
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