YONG CHENG YEN JANICE
Hwa Chong Institution
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2020
These Fragile Terrariums
Mixed media
40 x 75 x 25 cm

The triptych style emphasises on each terrarium’s individuality, but conveys that ultimately, everyone is similar, and deserves as much care as the next person. Some feel as those who are visibly sad, like those in the left and right displays, need more maintenance. As a result, those who keep their sadness to themselves may feel that they do not deserve to be cared for as much, like with the middle display. Akin to hearts, these glass terrariums contain emotions, and can often be fragile and easily broken. Thus, similar to terrariums, even though some of us seem as though we are self-sustaining and may not need as much care, love is still crucial for us to survive.

Junior College 1
These Fragile Terrariums 2020 Mixed media 40 x 75 x 25 cm

The triptych style emphasises on each terrarium’s individuality, but conveys that ultimately, everyone is similar, and deserves as much care as the next person. Some feel as those who are visibly sad, like those in the left and right displays, need more maintenance. As a result, those who keep their sadness to themselves may feel that they do not deserve to be cared for as much, like with the middle display. Akin to hearts, these glass terrariums contain emotions, and can often be fragile and easily broken. Thus, similar to terrariums, even though some of us seem as though we are self-sustaining and may not need as much care, love is still crucial for us to survive.