Artist Calvin Ma expresses social anxiety through his surreal ceramic sculptures of human-bird hybrids. The bird elements represent the protection of the person from the outside world. The design reflects Ma’s struggle with social interactions.
“I never really felt comfortable in my own skin in social settings, so I created these characters to help tell stories about it,” the artist told This Is Colossal. “Each piece is meant to act out a specific social anxiety related experience. I try not to get too dark or serious with the work and really try to have fun with it.”
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