These figurines caught my attention, and I want one. Upon my search, this art is created by a Taiwanese ceramic artist, Shao Ting-Ju. The ceramics are part of Shao's installation, which is displayed globally, bringing us the concept of human nature in relationship with existence, religion, and politics. Her statements are deep and detailed which reflects the same nature of her process and approach to ceramics as each individual pieces are handmade to look similar, yet they are unique. These clay figures represents the human figure, as the birds represents mother nature.
Shao is an award winning artist, traveling the world to share her vision, as well as being a committee consultant and juror for international ceramic competitions. You could access this link for an in-depth artist statement about her concept.