the term sai kang, translated from hokkien, refers to an unpleasant and undesirable task; or in more literal terms, a shit job. This series seeks to place emphasis on the everyday blue collar worker. The blank, vacant look on each one is reflective of how society views such labourers - without an identity. Through the 5 figures, I attempt to ascribe individuality on each of the characters, a reminder that the people behind these jobs are integral towards the functioning of our social structure.
Each figure stands roughly 3 inches tall, and uses playmobil figures as the starting platform. Sculpted with epoxy clay and painted with acrylic paints.
work in progress
The Sai Kang Warriors