Alice Chang Guerra, chair of IM GROUP Foundation, has revealed the artworks that will support autistic children in Malaysia.
The owner of the Lai Lai Art Studio and Chair of IM GROUP Foundation, the Malaysian-born artist Alice Chang Guerra, has revealed to the public her latest artworks: “The Three Graces of Malaysia”. The sculptures, created to celebrate the country’s 64th
year of independence, will also raise funds to support children in need.
The art installation, three two-metre-high sculptures, is currently showcased in a joint exhibition with artist Datuk Luciano Mirri at Kuala Lumpur’s Four Points Hotel by Sheraton. Currently on sale, the sculptures aim also to raise funds through the IM GROUP Foundation to support autistic Malaysian children.
The artist was inspired by “The Three Graces”, a neoclassical 19th century marble sculpture made by Antonio Canova, that represent the story of the three daughters of Zeus who were believed to be able to grant humanity with gifts: Euphrosyne (mirth), Aglaia (elegance) and Thalia (youth and beauty).
“I felt a connection that evolved strongly in me to produce a very personal work, as a woman; as a sister, daughter and mother – able to grant more than mirth, elegance and beauty but to represent strength, courage and determination – the mother of a nation, if not the world, who carries the generations to come. The 3 Graces of Malaysia – Siti, Ah Lian and Shanti – represent the women of our nation tied by the harmony, cultural and racial diversity of our country,” stated Guerra.
The three sculptures were created using cement and recycled pieces of broken ceramics, in order to carry a symbolical powerful message of global hope: “The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on everyone at a phycological and professional level. The Three Malaysia Graces show that, even from broken pieces, we can rebuild a beautiful tomorrow.”
IM GROUP (previously Inkmaker Group), a total process-engineering solutions brand specialising in coating, ink and specialty-chemical industries, has planned several initiatives during 2021 to work with and support the local communities in which the company operates.