Cloudscape - 2019.48.1_1

2019.48.1_1

Cloudscape

Maker: Xiaojing Yan (b. 1978)
Medium:Paper forms and reed
Geography: Canada
Date: early 21st Century
Dimensions:
Various sizes
Object number: 2019.48.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support by the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust, Peer Review Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Chinese Architecture
DescriptionCloudscape is an installation piece constructed from reed and paper forms that float and soar through space. The dramatic formation refers to traditional Chinese landscape painting where natural forms are reinterpreted under the lens of culture. In these paper sculptures, Yan explores sculptural forms whose meanings are interwoven with the materials from which they are made. Depicting water transforming into clouds these light-weight materials define not only shape, space and volume, but also the artist’s own cultural experiences being a Chinese Canadian.
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