Lao Hu

Lao Hu, 2010, bronze, steel, 60 X 100 X 60"

Lao Hu

Lao Hu, 2010, bronze, steel, 60 X 100 X 60″

In 2008 and 2010 I travelled to Xingzheng,Henan Province, China to make sculptures during a residency at SIAS University. I spent a total of 11 weeks in China, and worked with a foundry to create a permanent outdoor sculpture for the college campus art collection Made during the Year of the Tiger, the piece was built from cast tree branches welded into the form of a tiger, with chinese calligraphic elements welded to the surface. When examined closely, (my translator assured me) the viewer could make out the phrases and statistics in Chinese alluding to the endangered status of the tiger in the wild.

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