• Primal Instincts

    Date posted: January 19, 2009 Author: jolanta
    The Bud was inspired by the different roles each individual plays in society and in their personal life. The ropes give viewers a raw feeling, something that is original, not modified, and primary. The iron in the piece creates tension, symbolizes threats, and serves as a warning of danger. Rosin, sugarcoating the sculptures, making them beautiful and shiny. It’s just like how every person in this world would somehow protect themselves, one way or another—to achieve a balance between the individual and the collective. Image

    Qin Bai

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    Qin Bai, The Bud, 2008. Courtesy of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art.


    The Bud
    was inspired by the different roles each individual plays in society and in their personal life. The ropes give viewers a raw feeling, something that is original, not modified, and primary. The iron in the piece creates tension, symbolizes threats, and serves as a warning of danger. Rosin, sugarcoating the sculptures, making them beautiful and shiny. It’s just like how every person in this world would somehow protect themselves, one way or another—to achieve a balance between the individual and the collective.

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