A free-standing sculpture, Hunger reflects artist Wee Beng Chong’s interest in depicting physical and psychological states of being through the vocabulary of modern sculpture. The skeletal structure of the figure is revealed evidently and effectively through Wee’s emphasis on creating visual depth on its surface. The work evokes pathos by showing the physical state of hunger in its quintessential material manifestation. This concrete sculpture is part of National University of Singapore Museum Collection. Title devised by Library staff.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2007. The original work © Wee Beng Chong, 1970.