Aristotle believes “nature does nothing in vain”. Artist Julia Hung believes every person has his or her own strength and existential meaning.
In today’s consumerism society, monetary profit becomes the standard of being ‘useful’ and ‘worthy’. This leads the artist to rethink, what are the ‘values’ and ‘functions’ of artistic creation?
This installation piece is made from scratched acrylic mirrors that would have been discarded and seem useless. The squares at the top symbolize the restrained frame that society has drawn for us, and how we are being formed into such shapes. The organic forms around it are original forms that each individual could have shone through, but might have been lost or hidden in order to fit into the society. This piece questions our ideology’s value system.