In the name of Tradition (Thresher Shark Tails)

Ceramics, Bronze 64 x 80 x 25 cm x 2 2017

“In the name of Tradition (Thresher Shark Tails)” aims to draw attention to the controversy of the traditional Chinese dish – Shark Fin Soup whilst underlying sharks’ inherent and under-appreciated beauty.

The visual contrast between the delicate hand-painted porcelain Chinese motifs and the chrome finish on the Thresher shark tails draws the viewer to weigh the importance between the dish’s monetary value, traditional value and environmental consequences.