This sculpture is inspired from a trip to China in June 2009. I visited the city of Dazu in the province of Chongqing - in particular the immense 9th century rock carvings of Beishan. I was struck by how contemporary the Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist statues seemed in showing us images of devils, hell and damnation.
Courtesy of Ray Hughes Gallery
timber, wire, paint
44 x 24 x 46 cm
Judges of the 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Geoffrey Cassidy (Director of Artbank), Neil Balnaves (Founder of The Balnaves Foundation) and Diane Balnaves (Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation).
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