Nest   (I.D. The Body's Still Warm, 2018)

As part of his housewarming party, artist-curator Yen Phang invited 42 artists to stage an art show at 42, Cambridge Road.

 

The challenge was for each artist to negotiate spaces within the confines of a 4-room government flat (HDB) to show their works.

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Nest, Series 1-7, Raku fired clay bodies

 

Nest is a collection of 7 bones reflecting the artist’s need for settling down. Using  bones as a metaphor to connect with the living environment - to be at one with the ‘body’. Each bone denotes 7 reasons: to find shelter, comfort, security, belonging, love, desire and rest. 

 

Raku, a stoneware material has a natural colour that is similar to human bones, and both have a propensity for porousness.

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These bone fragments were nestled above light switches - attempting to assimilate into its surroundings. Living as a quiet observer but yet having an acute awareness of its own contrasting shape and oddity. 
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