Bystander

June Lee's avatar June Lee Vote Code: 52222
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My work based on social phenomena "Bystander Effect" . Countless things that happen quietly in our society are cases of bystander effect that make select individuals into outcasts. Thinking how I can become a social outcast due to the distant indifferent bystanders, I find this a serious problem that can’t be overlooked in silence. This work traces individuals becoming an outcast in a society, and how the majority or the society overlooks the individual outcast in silence. Departing from previous materials or working approach, I made small figures for this work. Taking two different postures, the figures either have their arms crossed, or have hands tied behind their back. The two postures symbolize bystanders, hiding their hands and saying “I have no hands to help you” and “I have nothing to do with you.”

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1/2 inch per figure
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 1 inch per figure
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 8 inch per figure

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