Everybody's at it

Mixed media ( Cabinet, crystals, strip lighting, fabric, tin. tubes of paper, silk worm cocoons) 

1.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 m 

2013

 

This work uses materials I sourced locally from around Shanghai whilst on a four month residency.  One thing that I noticed especially about the city were the huge numbers of colorful bright neon lights used in advertisements or signs, here I am drawing influence from these visual experiences .

The piece is an adorned tank for silk worms that I hand raised to cocoon in. There are over 15,000 crystals which took about 2 weeks work to individually place and hand stick. Not only does this reference the repetitious factory work people associate with China but these crystals are something that I personally link with China as they adorn many items.

 

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