Ye Qin Zhu

Final Review

Triptych, 2019: Reason Traill (left)  |  Sight, Taste, Appetite (middle)  |  Searching the Loop (right)


A Universe is a giant bottle gourd made of earth (cob and lime plaster). You can enter at either of the two ends; inside, there are large feet, hands, and heads lining the walls, resembling a body turned outside in. When it rains, water streams into channels carved on its outside walls and down to the 16 windows (8 on each side), where there are cups that fill up, tip, spill, hit notes, and make music. 

Beam Camp, Strafford, N.H. ~ forthcoming July 2020


In the Bowels of the Bardo

Ye Qin Zhu | 2018 | 86" x 74" Materials: paper, beeswax, mushrooms, dominos, cat hair, wires, usb cable, bamboo, longhorn beetle, house fly, bee, citrus peel, glass, lock, plug, botanicals, acrylic paint, oil paint, iridescent film, dowels, hot glue, caulk, cork, rocks, watercolor, ink, pigment, tile, electronic parts, plywood, piece of a car tire, pewter, bong, starfish, clay, metal lettering, cup warmer, batteries, headphone, crystals, shell, tile, aluminum.