In the Bowels of the Bardo

The Bardo is the intermediate states between death and rebirth in Buddhism. It can also be interpreted as a metaphor for the transience of life, since we are always changing states. 

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

Some new paintings with projection TV screens and TV mounts (not part of "In the Bowels of the Bardo" series). These are difficult to document because the screens warp the depth and luminosity of the paintings behind it and are meant to be experienced by walking around the pieces.

Ye Qin Zhu  ©  2020 

Cocoon Alchemy

Ye Qin Zhu | 2018 | 50" x 47" x 12" Materials: paper, beeswax, wood, all the lenses from a projector, cocoons, moth shedding, PLA filament, ear plugs, glass, botanicals, acrylic paint, door knob, chestnuts, seeds, hot glue, caulk, rocks, watercolor, ink, pigment, tile, electronic parts, plywood, pewter, clay, bone, dried echeveria, ceramics, silicone, 3d printed objects, Colgate toothpaste box, soda can, bottle of Advil, petrified wood, TV remote, milled pneumatic engine, tile, batteries.