Spotted! Yvonne Liew

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Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one action. 
- Lemony Snickets, A series of unfortunate events, The Penultimate Peril

‘Fire belongs to the fire dept’
I saw you, see me, in the fire but it belongs to the fire department

‘The Family’ (Nature vs Nurture)
I saw my parents, see me, behave as I grow up and I follow

‘Ripped Wings’
I was screaming when I saw you, see and heard me, walking by but not stopping

Yvonne Liew‘s final year project -The Inhuman Disposition- is a visual representation of how people adapt to a system of inhumanity in the future world due to a disregard for the importance of a situation.

“The eyes used in this series belong to a victim, Kitty Genovese, whose death sparked and started the term known as the Bystander Effects. The repetition and consistency effect was to convey a deviation and dispersion from the society.

As the society dips into a socio-psychological phenomenon, known as the Diffusion of Responsibility, whereby a person is less likely to take responsibility for an action or inaction when others are present, the human behavior shows clear evidence (of what) resulting in moral and social breakdown. The Inhuman Disposition examines the repercussions of the system which has an adverse rippling effect on the society. The social instability forms the future world without humanity beliefs in each person by the cause of erosion in standards and values. The surreal visuals create representations of the viewer in position as the bystander to impact and prompt the viewer to reconsider their position in public when encountering the circumstances.”

Yvonne is a graduate BA(Hons) Communication Design from the Glasgow School of Arts (Singapore). “I used to be a web designer and developer; however, it did not develop my creative thinking. The journey at GSA has led me to hone my thoughts and skills creatively. To portray a concept via illustration in a novel way is my passion.”

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