Thursday, September 4, 2008

Zhan Wang -- AOD

"Artificial Rock," 2000, stainless steel

Ancient limestone from China from the Met's "Scholars' Rocks" exhibit. I love the idea of these pieces that are meant to inspire learning and also be art objects.


fred said...

yet another fred comment!:

this guy makes tons of these (of course) but my favorite twist is, if i remember right, he made a model of an asteroid and wanted to launch it back it to space as a sort of exchange. Chinese people LOVE those old rocks.

fred said...

Liz! I just saw a really good show of Zhan Wang's work at Long March Gallery. I took pictures for you!>.. but they somehow didn't take. Next time!