The artist channels her experience of making and
performing with marionettes into her sculptures to encompass flexible joints
and detachable appendages. Mechanical limits between the joints incarnate
a critical state of the mind, granting the sculptures a balanced structure and
a static momentum.
︎01 - Don’t Leave 别离
Don‘t Leave 别离 , 2020 limewood, silicone, stainless steel 椴木、硅胶、不锈钢 54 x 28 x 90cm
Don’t Leave is
the very first work where I combine my understanding of puppetry with
sculpture. Each part of the work is movable to enhance the perception of the
tension among different parts. The curving spine leans forward, while the neck
stretches backward to counterbalance the potency of the former. The silicon
part hanging in front is relatively heavy compared to the whole body, which not
only adds the tendency to lean forward, but also relates a sense of gravity.
The overall body maintains delicate balance through the interaction of the
joints - their angle, length and weight. Don’t leave is a manifesto of
retaining one’s will against collapse even when suffering from demanding force.