Silk Road Construction
ceramic, found objects (bicycle cart, reproduction Tang dynasty camel, sand)
approximately 9 feet tall
installed at Lanzhou City University
This is by far the most ambitious, and as I like to say the "dumbest" ceramic construction I've ever made. It's "dumb" in that it is a technical nightmare; there are a thousand ways this piece could have gone wrong and any one of them would have caused collapse. So you have to not think about that when your making it. I am really excited about the scale of this piece and how it turned out. The layered glazes are much richer than I hoped for!
The ceramic and sculpture assistants were a huge help in construction, firing, and installation of this piece, as well as Sam Hendley, my "roomie" in Lanzhou who helped me load the beast into the kiln (no small task!). My thanks to all of them!
Pictured are Siu Hi Lin, Qi Zi, and Xie Zhe, not pictured are Zhao Yan and Sam Hendley)
the studio chair
A place for me to ramble on when I need to take a break.