Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Map of China - Ai Weiwei

The "Map of China" by Ai Weiwei was made from ironwood of a Qing Dynasty temple. It was constructed from different pieces of wood using a mortise-and-tenon joinery technique. The map shows the Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hainan Island. The artwork was sold for $1.5 million in Hong Kong. I really liked how he incorporated the his heritage into his artwork and used the wood from historical objects.

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