Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pigs. The above photo shows just a small section of a wall sculpture called Piggies #69 from artist Seunghwui-Koo, which I spotted in the both for Paris-based Singulart Gallery at the recent Affordable Art Fair. According to the artist, the little pig figurines are symbolic of all people, with the bright colors and tiny patterns on each representing the many different kinds of people.
The pigs with a heart marking represent people in love. The pigs with a bandage represent a wounded or hurt person. Pigs with stars represent the starry-eyed people with big dreams.
Bright colors have been purposely used to create a light City vibe. Measuring just 0.5″ x 1″ x 0.5″ each, all pigs are made out of ceramic, and painted with acrylic. No molds were used: each pig is handmade, as their creation is a meditative practice of hand-building, in which the artist creates imagery and objects in mass that speak to both our uniqueness and anonymity.
Find out more about Seunghwui-Koo at This Link.