Hey Alex!I'm Sonika from UWC in Singapore. I absolutely love your the Mario sculpture, I am personally a huge fan of Mario (I love super Mario brothers and Mario kart as well). I will also say that I have never seen a sculpture quite like that before. The second sculpture is super compelling too, but I was wondering how exactly it represents the inequality of wealth (I was guessing that it had something to do with the arrangement of the dirhams, but I wasn't quite sure) although I love the idea. Could you explain the sculpture a bit more? On a separate note, I do think that there is a Louvre being built in Abu Dhabi now (I heard about it when I was in Dubai), and it sounds super good! What are your thoughts on it?
Alex, thanks for posting these works - it is really great to see work that you produce of your own choice. I find the topics you cover with these two pieces very intriguing. Kind of feel like the second piece needs further explanation in your post. Or at least some clarification - I can make the connection to a fallen (literally unequal) tower of coins as indicative of inequality of the product of its making but.....I don't know - maybe the scale is insufficient? The true inequality lies in the expansive amounts of wealth and its poor distribution. This shows enough to buy a bag of Doritos. Don't get me wrong I think your idea is applicable to the larger society in which you live - which is something impressive but this piece could be perhaps even more striking if you considered expanding it? Your thoughts?