BA (Hons) Fine Art
Mae-ling uses traditional three-dimensional techniques that involve mould making and bronze casting to elevate the ideas and concepts that are prevalent within her art practice. Her continuing interest for installations and the sense of touch are profound. Her most recent work touches on an autobiographical notion. Her bronze crockery set aligns with her own heritage and cultural background and speaks about value, not only in cost but also self-worth. Mae-ling consciously goes back to her roots to explore what she knows and to face it head on.
Her installations focuse on labour, balance, vulnerability, and personal experience. The familiar objects work like a hidden and unspoken language. Her interest is in how these objects are misread or misinterpreted by stereotypical views that remain a huge issue to this day. The overly westernised perception of these objects is deliberate in this context.