80 x 100 x 70 cm
Hand carved wood sculpture. The material is called jelutong.
The inspiration for this sculpture are two (in my opinion) great objects. A green paper bag and a greyhound. Both forms are an interesting challenge to be turned into a sculpture using wood material. The green bag has the same color and is made of wood, the structure of the paper with its hundreds surfaces is a piece of art on its own. But this was not enough in this particular artwork. The introduction of the greyhound made the idea more spectacular. It appears to be the main object, but in fact it is coming out from the bag. To capture the moment of running and find the best position and balance was the key part of the creative process, the rest is carving skills.
The message behind the sculpture is encrypted into the title. Shopping Rush represents the obsession with shopping of nowadays fashionistats. There is some sort of urgency in that process. That is why the shopping bag get mad and turns into a running greyhound.