My Nephew

Harminder Boparai's avatar Harminder Boparai

This installation is based on my nephew, who is always on his cell phone always using social media. He uses it so much that he can't focus on anything else other than his phone. He is represented by an animal, because like animals he isn't aware of what's going on around him and he is focused in on his phone. So his pets such as his dogs, roosters, and birds end up being without food which causes them to fight with each other because of the delay in food. While some of the other pets just stare at waiting for him to give them food, but he doesn't see the look on their faces. Even his mother yelled at him "WHY CAN'T YOU DO ANY WORK, YOU'RE ALWAYS ON YOUR PHONE. YOU ANIMAL!!!" Basically in this installation I'm showing some of the negative effects of social media like facebook, whatsapp, instagram, snapchat, and twitter these social media apps cause a disruption in to our lives every single day, and take our focus away from our responsibilities.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: approx. 15 feet
  • Medium: Metal Scrap
  • Width: approx. 15 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: approx. 5 feet