In creating these classical columns out of a soft fabric, I aimed to destabilise the firm ideals that were associated with the era. I like to refer to them as 'pathetic surrealism', in that the works I create never offer solutions, but are rather aware of their predicaments. This work, titled The Weight of the World, can't hold up the institution, yet the institution holds them up, in a very literal way. The placement within the exhibition, mirrors my own place within the institution - not antagonistic, but simply there, to be bothersome, or to create even a small ripple in a space that is dominated by Western ideals. The work is not intended as a protest, but a proclamation of own its self-awareness.