Society’s Grasp

by Hilury Ha

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Created By: Hilury Ha

Grade / Program: Grade 11

Teacher Name: Alex Ora

Year Created: 2011

Media: Ceramic, Sculpture

Dennis Oppenheimer’s piece The Engagement  discusses the precarious balance in marriage and relationships. Using this Big Idea, I created my own discussion. Everyday, relationships between people are created and it takes a great deal of effort from both parties to sustain them. In order for a relationship to be stable and long term, both commitment and effort is required from everyone. I realized that these bonds are what keep the people in this world together. I decided to cast four hands from plaster in order to represent two pairs of hands holding the world together.


School / Organization

Vancouver Technical Secondary School

Inspired by Biennale Artwork

#06 Engagement

Event Name

2011 BIG IDEAS/Visual Arts, 2011 BIG IDEAS/Vancouver Exhibit


Photo by Sarah Whitlam

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