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A HALF FORMED ANGEL
5’9 X 4’5

Material used:
Plastic (bottles, covers), PVC pipes (discarded from worksite), Cardboards, Waste Papers, Fan guards, Big tubs, Flex

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

The half-formed angel represents an amalgamation of things. Constructed almost entirely out of recycled waste that we collected across our campus, the angel is not truly ‘a messenger of heaven’ that one would expect her to be with the title. Instead, she serves as a message conveyed to its utmost only with the rest of the piece – the chair, dubbed ‘The Throne,’ and the backdrop, dubbed ‘The Universe’.

The concept behind our piece mirrors the nature of the materials it comprises – waste, with its tendency to clutter our environment in a manner demanding intricate solutions for disposal. This is a parallel to two things; the external worldly condition and in a more surrealist sense, the clutter of the human psyche.

The angel is constructed with old buckets, damaged fan guards, plastic and paper waste. She hovers behind ‘The Throne’, and represents all that holds back a person. She is both human and what holds back the human, half-formed and destined to linger in between divinity. The choice in the colour palette is intentional – denoting the darkness one’s mind can fall into and the numbness of trauma; holding you back like how the angel hovers over the chair.

‘The Throne’, a damaged chair fixed with discarded PVC pipes, symbolizes responsibility. The environmental damage inflicted upon the planets reflects the consequences of the generations past whilst the current generation faces the insurmountable task of fixing the damage – and that is the responsibility The Throne intends to convey.

We are born into a ruined world, a world – like the angel herself – that was supposed to be divine but got stuck halfway. Here, the symbolism of the angel being constructed out of waste gains deeper significance as waste management reflects a major problem of the modern world – it goes back to our preliminary point of waste and its tendency to clog and block both the universe and the soul.

The backdrop, a repurposed banner and frame, symbolizes the universe. Blues dominate the backdrop, with a slow, near-pink fire at the bottom symbolizing the gradual approach of the universe’s climate calamity. It is still beautiful – however, the angel and the throne come before it. Without beholding the throne, you cannot face the universe and you do not have the time to admire the beauty of it. The angel is blindfolded – casting her as an impartial judge to it all, one abstained from morality. She also wears a belt and a choker, made of old keyboard keys. We aimed to evoke a range of emotions with our piece; it’s construction from waste reflecting the meaning itself. The angel serves as both a reflection and a warning, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the world and the individual. Ultimately, our art piece speaks to the essence of both, as they are inherently interlinked.

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Rithvik
Rithvik
11 days ago

Copied from google

Aryaman
Aryaman
17 days ago

yeh toh bohot cool hogaya bhaiya

Pervin Contractor
Pervin Contractor
17 days ago

Beautiful and innovative piece of work.

Ammu Sreeparvathi
Ammu Sreeparvathi
18 days ago

Beautiful piece of work!!!

Prathith
Prathith
18 days ago

Truly captivating

Rohith
Rohith
18 days ago

Truly a work of art!

Madhavi
Madhavi
18 days ago

Really awesome

Anju Surana
Anju Surana
18 days ago

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

frooti
frooti
18 days ago

it’s a shame that i can’t see this irl 🙁 IT’S SO COOL

Shakti Varddhani
Shakti Varddhani
18 days ago

ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGGGG

Uzma.s
Uzma.s
19 days ago

Omgg soo coollll

Hemanth
Hemanth
19 days ago

Keep up the good work👍

Maya
Maya
19 days ago

Nice

Devadasan
Devadasan
19 days ago

Excellent & well done!!! Keep it up & best wishes…

Bagavath Vishal
Bagavath Vishal
19 days ago

It’s amazing 😍🤩

Sumayya
Sumayya
19 days ago

Amazing artwork , well done and good luck to the team!

Jovin
Jovin
19 days ago

NAHHHH THIS IS GOLD 🔥🔥

(we know where the real family talent lies now jk 😌👀)

Jeslin John
Jeslin John
19 days ago

The keyboard in the neck part!! Just amazing…

Pteetha Praveen
Pteetha Praveen
19 days ago

Brilliant thoughts and amazing creation. Well done👏

Mariann Joseph
Mariann Joseph
19 days ago

It’s both majestic in it’s artistry and beautiful in its thoughtfulness!

Minu Mathew
Minu Mathew
19 days ago

I appreciate the thoughtfulness behind the art. Well done, and keep creating and inspiring!

Aparna
Aparna
19 days ago

Gooks greatt😭!!

Anjana
Anjana
19 days ago

Its simply wowww

Sunaina
Sunaina
19 days ago

I can feel the art in my veins

Sainulabdeen
Sainulabdeen
19 days ago

Superb!

Firdhos
Firdhos
19 days ago

Nice and beautiful

Salma sain
Salma sain
19 days ago

Amazing!

Salma sain
Salma sain
19 days ago

Am

Huh
Huh
19 days ago

Too good

Hani
Hani
19 days ago

Ooooof, so cool

Maya
Maya
19 days ago

Marvellous creation! Mind blowing!Kudos to the entire team.

Hani
Hani
19 days ago

Stunning. Can’t take my eyes off of it.

Hanisha
Hanisha
19 days ago

Oh god. This looks insanely good 😭🤌

lav
lav
19 days ago

Stunning, I can’t even begin to comprehend all the meaning it holds

Kevin Woods
Kevin Woods
19 days ago

Amazing piece. This deserves all the recognition and appreciation.

Jazzzzzieee
Jazzzzzieee
19 days ago

Masterpiece. The concept is mind blowing. It really makes you ponder about life.

Akhila S Basker
Akhila S Basker
19 days ago

Beautiful

Santosh
Santosh
20 days ago

Nice

Santosh
Santosh
20 days ago

Super

Ahmed
Ahmed
20 days ago

Best excellent work 👍

KalR
KalR
20 days ago

Amazing work

stardust
stardust
20 days ago

This is so very cool !! I loved the idea and thought put behind this ☆ great job and good luck !!

Sheba Davidson
Sheba Davidson
20 days ago

Great initiative. God bless

Vibhee
Vibhee
20 days ago

Alluring !!

Kalpana J
Kalpana J
20 days ago

Stunning 🔥

Last edited 20 days ago by Kalpana J
G shobana
G shobana
20 days ago

Nice work 👍🏻

zaza
zaza
20 days ago

just mwah

szaine
szaine
20 days ago

really cool concept!! amazing work!!

Dr N Zeenath Zarina
Dr N Zeenath Zarina
20 days ago

Excellent art work

Ponnu
Ponnu
20 days ago

Beautiful

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