Learning from various sources the news about the war in Ukraine and reflecting on our collective fragility, I drew the “Peace flower” on a piece of paper; an almost cut flower with one of its petals forming a human face.
While creating the sculpture, I encountered fragility in the artwork itself as its stem is so thin and, at the same time, so long that it could not bear the weight of its blossom and broke. As the blossom forms an oversized face that symbolises humanity, the fact that it broke when I placed it made me think that the current stem could not lift the weight of society, the weight of the current situation. Through changes and compromises, I managed to make the blossom stand. We must change and compromise for humanity to stand.