Betty Leong Li Wen

Guess 猜

Artwork Details

This is a riddle made up of five groups of different types of English letters. 

This work [Guess] is used to trigger the audience’s interaction with it. Since it is necessary to “guess”, it is necessary to use the brain to “think” to achieve the purpose of this work. Human beings are humans because each of us has our own independent thoughts, consciousness and wisdom. This is a feature that
distinguishes us from other species. However, today’s human beings have reduced “thinking” due to advances in technology. Human beings are humans because each of us has our own independent thoughts, consciousness and wisdom. This is a feature that distinguishes us from other species. However, today’s human beings have reduced “thinking” due to advances in technology.

If people are lazy to think, and if we give up such a special function of being human, what actually do we have left to call ourselves? Empty wealth? When someone asks “What is human?”, “What is life?” and other related questions, most people probably don’t need to think so much. But we were born here, does it not mean anything? Day after day we do a nine to five, repeatability work to earn money, how are we different from robots? The worst is because of the advancements of technology, people will gradually be replaced by machines in the near future. The work we misunderstood as “life” is then gone, there would
there be nothing left in life and in being human?

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Pyrography art and acrylic on plywood

3 x 4 ft

2020

RM 1,800