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   A Wisp of Bamboo



        

Xiao, Wenyan
2017
Academy of Visual Arts
BA (Visual Arts)

Various dimensions
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Bamboo


ART FORM :

 Sculpture

THEME OF DESIGN :

 People / Body


SUMMARY :

I wish to develop a personal visual language based on the physical qualities of bamboo as a material, and through a deeper understanding of its cultural heritage and significance.

Through working with the material and understanding its strengths and weaknesses, I established a harmony and "oneness" with the substance end structure of bamboo. The repetitive process of shaving layer upon layer of material from a freshly cut bamboo pole, reducing it from a three-dimensional structural volume to a wafer-thin translucent sheet, was a transformative experience.

This experience of exploring the special qualities of this unique and versatile material has enabled me to develop a new way of positioning bamboo within the context of contemporary visual arts.

(The text is provided by the student)

AWARD :

Tuna Prize (Special Mention)

HOW TO CITE

APA :
Xiao, Wenyan. (2017). A Wisp of Bamboo. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:
      http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=11221

MLA :
Xiao, Wenyan. "A Wisp of Bamboo". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2017. Web. 15 Oct. 2018.
     <http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=11221>.


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