Hot glue, Modeling

One’s life might be full of desires for getting successes: desire to be rich, attractive, powerful, influential… this is particularly pronounced in a transforming society like China, where fast changes stimulate individual’s strong desires to climb on socioeconomic status ladder. Melted red-colored hot glue threads, as the symbol of eagerness and desires, are intertwined into lace-like surface/structure and configured into a ladder shape. The contrast created by the juxtaposition of unstableness with ladder’s intended use opens up questions and invite viewers’ personal interpretation. Laced structure could also play with light for interesting shadow effects.