Friday, March 25, 2011

paper



An installation art piece by Lu Shengzhong, an artist from Beijing, using hand-cut paper figures carefully arranged in vistas and landscapes, swathes, crowds - assembled as screens or walls, with blocks of the negative cut-outs.







"I use paper to cut this little red figure to demonstrate he delicate fragility of human beings. Ephemeral. A human's life is shorter than a paper's thickness. The material is not important. What is more important is the process you use to create that material. This is more valuable to me." Lu Shengzhong.


The piece below is entitled The Book of Humanity.





from an exhibition at the V&A in London in 2008.


Theme Thursday - paper

13 comments:

The Fool said...

Amazing pieces of paper work representing a profound philosophy. I find the idea of expressing philosophy through paper work novel and interesting,

Gary said...

Obsessive.

We just began a unit of study on paper this Friday (following the previous unit on wood- ha, my fingers were on the wrong keys and I originally typed weed).

e said...

Wow, I love the texture! Hope you and family are doing well.

Megan said...

Holy cow!

Meryl said...

Oh, how cool!

Thanks for a really unusual posting. I love coming and seeing/reading such interesting new stuff.

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful work.

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful work.

Tom said...

sometimes i think artists are stark raving mad

Karen said...

Wow, that art installation is stunning and amazing and quite a profound amount of work for that artist's vision.

Amazing!

cheryl said...

Those works are amazing! Just thinking of the time spent makes me tired. Thank you for sharing these!

Shammickite said...

Definitely a fire hazard.

lettuce said...

we're all well e, thanks. Too busy, but well.

thanks for your comments everyone - I enjoyed revisiting this art, it was pretty amazing.

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