JOSHUA YEO
National Junior College
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2020
Fishers of Man
Sculpture

I chose Pulau Semakau as the place I was going to use for my sculpture because it holds some significance to me. When I was very young, my parents brought me and my brothers to Pulau Semakau for a trip, we got to see mudskippers and trash, it was fun. During that tour, the guide told us many things about Pulau Semakau, such as that people once lived in a fishing village here. Now, many years later I wish to recapture that past of Pulau Semakau in a sculpture. I thought of how the villagers used it for their livelihood and decided to choose a fisherman which was the occupation they had. I simplified the body of the fisherman to the point where it was just a line to show that the net, hat and boat are all people need to infer it is a fisherman. I used barbed wire to make it look like a net and cardboard to make it look more wooden and sturdy. Syfofoam was applied to sturdy the hat as it was very flimsy when using cardboard, I had to tape it using masking tape to ensure it had a brownish-yellow tint and hold the hat together. I tried basing it on Constantin Brancusi’s artwork Bird in Space as it represents a bird whittled down to its simplest form, showing its flight and a smooth shape. I  tried implementing the abstract style into the sculpture and simplified the body of the fisherman to a straight line.

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2020
Fishers of Man
Sculpture

I chose Pulau Semakau as the place I was going to use for my sculpture because it holds some significance to me. When I was very young, my parents brought me and my brothers to Pulau Semakau for a trip, we got to see mudskippers and trash, it was fun. During that tour, the guide told us many things about Pulau Semakau, such as that people once lived in a fishing village here. Now, many years later I wish to recapture that past of Pulau Semakau in a sculpture. I thought of how the villagers used it for their livelihood and decided to choose a fisherman which was the occupation they had. I simplified the body of the fisherman to the point where it was just a line to show that the net, hat and boat are all people need to infer it is a fisherman. I used barbed wire to make it look like a net and cardboard to make it look more wooden and sturdy. Syfofoam was applied to sturdy the hat as it was very flimsy when using cardboard, I had to tape it using masking tape to ensure it had a brownish-yellow tint and hold the hat together. I tried basing it on Constantin Brancusi’s artwork Bird in Space as it represents a bird whittled down to its simplest form, showing its flight and a smooth shape. I  tried implementing the abstract style into the sculpture and simplified the body of the fisherman to a straight line.

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2020
Fishers of Man
Sculpture

I chose Pulau Semakau as the place I was going to use for my sculpture because it holds some significance to me. When I was very young, my parents brought me and my brothers to Pulau Semakau for a trip, we got to see mudskippers and trash, it was fun. During that tour, the guide told us many things about Pulau Semakau, such as that people once lived in a fishing village here. Now, many years later I wish to recapture that past of Pulau Semakau in a sculpture. I thought of how the villagers used it for their livelihood and decided to choose a fisherman which was the occupation they had. I simplified the body of the fisherman to the point where it was just a line to show that the net, hat and boat are all people need to infer it is a fisherman. I used barbed wire to make it look like a net and cardboard to make it look more wooden and sturdy. Syfofoam was applied to sturdy the hat as it was very flimsy when using cardboard, I had to tape it using masking tape to ensure it had a brownish-yellow tint and hold the hat together. I tried basing it on Constantin Brancusi’s artwork Bird in Space as it represents a bird whittled down to its simplest form, showing its flight and a smooth shape. I  tried implementing the abstract style into the sculpture and simplified the body of the fisherman to a straight line.

Secondary 3
Fishers of Man 2020 Sculpture

I chose Pulau Semakau as the place I was going to use for my sculpture because it holds some significance to me. When I was very young, my parents brought me and my brothers to Pulau Semakau for a trip, we got to see mudskippers and trash, it was fun. During that tour, the guide told us many things about Pulau Semakau, such as that people once lived in a fishing village here. Now, many years later I wish to recapture that past of Pulau Semakau in a sculpture. I thought of how the villagers used it for their livelihood and decided to choose a fisherman which was the occupation they had. I simplified the body of the fisherman to the point where it was just a line to show that the net, hat and boat are all people need to infer it is a fisherman. I used barbed wire to make it look like a net and cardboard to make it look more wooden and sturdy. Syfofoam was applied to sturdy the hat as it was very flimsy when using cardboard, I had to tape it using masking tape to ensure it had a brownish-yellow tint and hold the hat together. I tried basing it on Constantin Brancusi’s artwork Bird in Space as it represents a bird whittled down to its simplest form, showing its flight and a smooth shape. I  tried implementing the abstract style into the sculpture and simplified the body of the fisherman to a straight line.