Sia Fang

Video: Director & Production Designer: Maya Marzuki Peters
Cinematography & Lighting: Lachlan McClellan & Donovan Kidd
1st AC: Lamar Mack
Art assistants: Ingrid Zhang & Sarah Whittum

Disguise in Nature by Sia Fang

My inspiration for this project comes from real existing humans in my life.These figures are celebrating the balance in duality with their bluntness in tenderness and toughness in fragility. The mysteries in them are so intriguing that reminded me of plants and animals that mimic the shapes and texture of the harmless while hiding their edges under disguise. I borrow some of their physical and functional characteristics to create this new layer of “flesh" that grows in and out of the human skeletons. These creatures have the magnetic power of indulging people in their charm, making people get obsessed and fall for, until we are all in and all convinced that all potential risk and lost are overlooked.
To reinforce the duality in these creatures(looks) I created, the skeleton-inspired silhouettes are contrasted with artificial, unremarkable materials with a smooth, run-through texture. I would like the experiencing of “Disguise in Nature” to start from the easiness and openness that the pastel-colored shiny textured resin brings in, then slowly shaken by the revealing of the edge from those skeleton/nature-inspired shapes. Transition happens when the audiences realize the awkwardness of the depiction of cruel hardcore skeleton structure. The atmosphere turns into mysterious and suspicious, the questioning side of these creatures may turn the audiences around them. temporarily but the unforgettable, inevitable appeal would make them peak again and again into this world. 


Sia Fang (b. 1999, Suzhou, China) is a multidisciplinary artist from China with a global presence spanning Shanghai, New York, and Paris. With a strong background in fashion design and currently in the final year of study at Parsons, Fang has established herself as a trailblazer in wearable sculpture. An experimental approach to materials characterizes her work. She has successfully incorporated unconventional elements, such as inflammable paper, expired medical pills, candy wrappers, and resin, into her designs. Fang has built an impressive portfolio of work, including runway collection design, fashion production, and costume design for films and installations. Her multidisciplinary expertise enables her to seamlessly blend different fields of art, creating a truly unique and captivating visual experience for her audience.

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation, Fang has earned a reputation as a visionary artist who pushes the boundaries of creativity. Her work is a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication to the craft, and she continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide with her sensational artistic expressions.