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



The Ramabhar Stupa in Kushinagar, India. 3rd Century BCE. From the 5th Century BCE to 1st Century BCE, Gautama Buddha was commonly represented in absence within a pictorial scene or through symbols affiliated with the life of Buddha.