Nino Sarabutra is a Bangkok-based sculptor that uses her artwork to explore social topics ranging from sexuality to consumerism.
In Sarabutra’s 2013 installation “What You Leave Behind,” she asked friends and family to help her create 100,000 porcelain skulls that were there then piled onto a gallery floor. Her co-creators, along with visitors to the gallery, were asked to “contemplate their life and think about what they will leave behind.” Their answers were projected on the wall above the skulls and can be read here.
Her most recent installation, “What Are We Drinking,” Sarabutra explores one of the most natural human impulses – thirst. From mothers’ milk to coffee to alcoholic drinks, she asks viewers to examine what their motivations are behind the liquids they ingest, and the way in which these choices effect their health.
In the video below, Sarabutra gives viewers a tour of her home (which is filled with thousands of her porcelain sculptures) and discusses what inspires her to be an artist.
“Don’t worry about Death, Worry about what you’re doing now”
So sit back and let her school you on love, mortality, and what really matters in life.