|The Chinese overwhelmingly had a positive response to the color and design of my folk sculpture 'Soldier'. |
My response to the ideas of society vs. the individual.
It was a great opportunity to focus on the work accomplished during this time and wonderful to collaborate with the other artists while installing too. There were challenges in communicating about lighting and other issues to the gallery workers who didn't speak english... a very interesting experience all around.
Below are some images of the event. It was enlightening to witness the reactions and interpretations of the local Chinese to my artworks. It gave me another opportunity to understand them and their values.
|Tom Hayes is a ceramicist who also works with iconography and the meaning of symbols. Here he planted grass seed beneath a porcelain slip in the image of one of his generic icon shapes.|
|Daniel is a talented young fibre sculptor from Liverpool. Here he is exhibiting his crocheted suspension using found materials and natural dyes.|
|'Colony' is an installation using found clamps used for staging apparatus, and gold leaf. They are interlocked from the bottom up in a precarious agglomeration.|
|A good perspective of just how large the gallery is!|
|Joop Haring with his ceramic piece about the growing Shenzhen from 2013. |
This year's exhibition is called 'Birdhouses of China.'
|Small studies of bundles using porcelain slip. While in residence where there is a fully equipped ceramics studio... |
one needs to explore the medium right?
|A very large bundle created from found fabrics and other materials. I saw it as a study of oppression vs. expression. |
The Chinese were more optimistic, they saw it as an expression of China exploring who they are,
what shape will they become?
|And of course, my embroideries...|
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