Alchemy of Mood and Matter

Alchemy of Mood and Matter, 2017

In the Bowels of the Bardo
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.

In the Bowels of the Bardo
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.

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Continuations
Continuations

each relief panel is 6' x 4'

Continuations
Continuations

each relief panel is 6' x 4'

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Fragments in parking lot
Fragments in parking lot

FragmentsPangea
FragmentsPangea

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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.

Detail of relief from The Great Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh, India, 3rd Century BCE.

Bejeweled Buddha in earth-touching gesture, Leigutai South Cave, Longmen, Tang dynasty, ca. 700

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.

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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

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Diary Disks are community art installations across New Haven. The Disks are boundless in shape and resemble time portals, acting as pandemic archives of collective memory, stamped with the location and date like a diary entry. In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs (City of New Haven) and International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Diary Disks will be co-created with  community partners throughout 11 different neighborhoods. Residents write and draw their responses to a unique prompt on the Disk. The goal is to make visible our collective struggles, losses and triumphs, gauge how the city is feeling, and acknowledge that the pandemic is ongoing.

Project website: www.diarydisks.com

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