Humpty Dumpty

Lee Jing Keane | 3C 2020

The lone egg sits amongst the ruins of its fall. All around it, civilisation as we know it crumbles, fading into the industrial past it once left behind.

Humpty Dumpty is a common literary allusion that refers to a person in a precarious position. I seek to portray the fragility of life by representing the egg in its contemporary image. My re-interpretation of Humpty Dumpty contrasts the mechanical backdrop of the wall with the organic form of the egg as it shines in the spotlight.