Ye Qin Zhu

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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Reason Trail
Reason Trail

Ye Qin Zhu | 2019 | 94" x 46"

Reason Trail
Reason Trail

Ye Qin Zhu | 2019 | 94" x 46"

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Sight, Taste, Appetite
Sight, Taste, Appetite

Ye Qin Zhu | 2019 | 94" x 46"

Sight, Taste, Appetite
Sight, Taste, Appetite

Ye Qin Zhu | 2019 | 94" x 46"

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Searching the Loop
Searching the Loop

Ye Qin Zhu | 2019 | 92" x 46"

Searching the Loop
Searching the Loop

Ye Qin Zhu | 2019 | 92" x 46"

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

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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