21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

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Connatural,

by Leda Yang.

For 21st Faith I’ve created an arrangement of ceramic objects based on natural rhythms.

During the making of this piece I was looking into exponential growth and the creation

of hyperbolic curves, often found in nature, during the show the ceramic pieces

were often compared to petals and leaves. I initially looked at types of coral and tree

branches which have a similar way of developing. Throughout the event I saw people’s

intuition for natural forms.

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice

Leda: My practice is centred around

geometry in its abstract form, often

I take inspiration from patterns in nature

and human arrangements throughout

civilisations and cultures around the world.

I am interested in communicating a

language which is universal and overcomes

socially constructed ideas and barriers.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

I was very keen to take part in 21st Faith

as I find the core ideas shared with Rebecca

very close to my own. To build communities

of merging cultures and the fading lines

in a society, which are important to me

and others which aren’t rooted in their own

ethnicity or nationality. Coming from

an international background I always seek

to connect with people on a human

and natural basis rather than sociocultural.

The idea of faith as a human feeling

is something very close to the spirit

of my practice.

What role do you think faith will play in

the 21st century?

I believe that faith in the 21st century will

be a new chapter for us as people. I believe

our societies will find a new way

of practicing an honest and personally

developed way of perceiving faith.

Leda: ledayang.com 69