Masking, covering, hiding, revealing, protecting.
Sometimes the act of protecting can be construed as hiding.
The act of masking can be misread as selective revealing.
And similarly, the process of remembrance is also one of selective forgetting.
Are we vulnerable when we reveal ourselves, when we share, when we remember?
Or does the vulnerability come when we let others protect us, shield us, hide us from the truths?
The gold paint on the acrylic sheet, along with the gold paint on the ceramic sculpture, reinforce the value (both literal through the process of gilding, and metaphorical in terms of significance) of transformation. Caught between being a sculpture and a painting, the two mediums further depict a place of tension and harmony, each fighting to cover up the other one, while both are simultaneously enveloping the figure.