A Tale of Modern Man

This was created in 2003, as part of coursework. I have no idea what has since happened to all the ceramic pieces, but looking back now this installation could not have materialised without the support of the school and teachers, through the facilities available at the time, for which I am immensely grateful.

The conceptualisation and development of ideas through sketches and experiments spanned at least half a year, and the actual making of the ceramic pieces about 1 to 2 months.

The work is based on different myths and legends about dragons across various cultures. See if you can spot the Chinese written character for ‘dragon’, the Egyptian ouroboros – symbol of eternity, the loch ness dragon with few discernible features, the amphiptere with wings reaching upwards into the sky, the hydra… and Fafnir, the shape-shifting treasure-hoarding dragon that personifies greed…


A Tale of Modern Man
ceramic sculptures
base platform 2m x 2m


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