Companion is an ongoing project on sexual assault and harassment. The form of a massive wall made of boxes of various sizes and shapes. I handmade each box use papier-mâché and painted into mixed acrylic colors. Moreover, I have collected experiences through personal interviews and consent. I transformed most striking elements of their stories to the interior of the boxes.
The scale and the form of the installation, bigger and taller than an average human size, I want to invoke the viewers a sense of holiness and sacredness. Some boxes are empty, as the many stories of sexual assault remain unknown. The support and confliction between each box on display is another point that I want to convey to my viewers. I place the boxes in a way that tightly held together, supporting each other's weights and balancing the whole form.
Companion has a wild color palate. I add bright energy to the color palate in order to brighten the shadow of ignorant reality on the social issue. Along with papier-mâché technique layering more innocence to the deepest meaning into the form.
My intention to make Companion is looking into sexual assault from the point of view of a survivor. Most importantly using the overwhelming form to demand attention to this social issue.