Name of the sculpture: “Leaf” the life
This will be a leaf shaped sculpture made by toughened glass with 3 different parts on it that connected by the leaf stolon. I will use the bumpy shape of the glass to represent the images of these three parts, which remain ocean (top right), forest (bottom right), and the wetlands (left). They are the three parts of the ecology environment of our world and all of them are really important to our environment. The reasons I choose make this sculpture leaf shaped because I want to use leaf to represent lives. All the species in the world, including human, have to rely on these three parts.
Finally, there will be a water bump placed inside of the stand (painted like earth) of the sculpture. The water bump will bump water to through the leaf’s stolon to the leaf. When the water gets to the leaf top, there will be a hole that letting the water drop into the stand again. This idea represent the ocean, wetland and the forest are giving us the important things to our life, and the earth (stand) would collect them. It’s the cycle of the world’s ecosystem.
Top (Glass): around 6500
Stand (concrete): 190
Water bump: 400
My artwork is basically based on the connection of our environment and the social equality. I love to be being in the nature and enjoy the beautiful things that the nature gives us. Every time I’m enjoying the nature environment, and it will also mention me that human development is actually destroying our world at the same time. Therefore, I want to use my arts to rouse people to face the problem that we are bringing to our environment and how serious it is.