Isolated Sculpture by Sam Shendi

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Sculpture: Metal, Resin on Steel.

I remember a time before the internet, mobile phones and instant communication. It was limited for the rich that have phones in the car or government. 25 years after I was born I managed to have a phone small enough to fit in my pocket.

It is exciting to see the technological developments in my lifetime. I saw in the last 30-35 years a massive expansion in technology. After all of these years I have realised that we have become more isolated than anytime before. Yes, we can see and communicate with people from all around the world on a daily basis. But now I order my food, my clothes, my medicine to be delivered to my house, just stuck in front of 52inch flat screen television, surrounded by iPad, playstation, wii ete etc.

The new generation is born, less social, bored, unconnected to nature, and why not. Why should I know the neighbour next to be so long as I know the number of his house. Why should I go out when its cold when I could be sat in eating takeaway. Perhaps, with this fast developed systems of communication, as much as they help to connect us immediately it has made us lazier, less community orientated, overweight, and this generation will be difficult to find satisfaction with these quick developments and constant changes.

I guess it is inevitable that we will be isolated from everything.


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Sam Shendi

United Kingdom

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Size: 11.8 W x 65 H x 17.7 in

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