Thursday, April 19, 2012

sai kang warriors

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

garbage collector

grass cutter

mosquito fogger


metal welder

construction worker