DO NOT CONSUME
Commissioned by: Art Seasons Singapore
Exhibited: Art Seasons Gallery, 2015
1500cm W x 1500cm L
Dye, Ink on ceramic
Do Not Consume addresses the relationship between the notion of perfection and how its pursuit can sometimes lead to an obsession. With the "perfect apple" being in the centre, it stood with the other apples as a role model. Yet at the same time, it is a standard that is unreachable. By repeating the act of drawing the same apple over and over in hopes of achieving the perfect apple, Ying Xian incorporates the process of a repeated action as an obsession into an expression of her feelings towards the unachievable strive for perfection in her daily life. The need for perfection has been investigated in the making of Do Not Consume.