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The Shell of a Man Trying to Reach Perfection

UK-based Thai sculptor Rook Floro uses his skillful hands to reproduce the human form as shadows of himself. Previously, in his sculptural performance piece titled Shadow, Floro represented his self-professed weakness defined by his desire to be the culturally created and accepted interpretation of perfection – something that is realistically unattainable. In a similar fashion, his newer sculptural work titled Shell figuratively expresses his inner turmoil breaking through his masking persona.

Shell depicts a broken man, literally and metaphorically speaking, teetering between his yearning for change and his self-acceptance. The simultaneous pull in either direction has left this fragmenting figure as just a shell of a man. The artist says the sculpture is “a comment upon how every time a person tries to become someone they are not, they lose their true selves bit by bit leaving behind a part of them” and admits that the piece represents “a part of my true self left behind after an attempt to become perfect in my own right.”





Rook Floro on Behance

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