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42cm x 17cm x 15cm

From 2011, the artist travelled to Taiwan, China, and India to experience different local cultures and traditional techniques, which he then borrowed and used to create sculptures that showed both technical and thematic progress compared to his previous sculptures. These two sculptures were both made in India in collaboration with a local craftsman using traditional bronze casting techniques. This traditional Indian technique differs from the conventional method of gilding, in that it uses a liquid extract from berries to render the color gold. Therefore, the finished surface resembles gold plating despite the fact that it is not, and here the technique is used to convey a metaphor for falsehood hidden behind the appearance of truth. The figures are a combination of different gods from a variety of religions in India including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, reflecting the artist’s interest in religion as a source of comfort.