Hin demonstrates his interpretation of a self-constructed mental slavery, and how one can move towards a more liberated state of mind.

A combination of 2D and 3D artwork expressing his offbeat humour and wistful approach to art, we are hoping to create a dynamic visual experience our guests.

According to urban legend, in the circus, it was a tradition for a trainer to chain an infant elephant by the leg to a pole buried in the ground. Confined to this small space, its movements were limited. The infant elephant would at first try to escape.

After repeated attempts to free itself, the elephant soon realised that escape is futile. It accepts his confinement, enabling the trainer to control it for the rest of its life. The elephant can grow to be the most powerful land mammal on Earth, but it took one small chain around its leg, attached to a feeble wooden peg stuck in the ground, to stop it from roaming free. The elephant simply does not believe it can break the boundaries that have been prescribed by the trainer.

Like the elephant, we humans go through life limited by our past experiences. Our fear of failure and of the unknown, similarly to the elephant’s chain, a strange resemblance to a comfort blanket, what keeps us secure. Our lack of self-belief stops us from even making an attempt to unshackle ourselves.


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