Friday, 18 February 2011

Shen Shaomin

These are Shen Shaomin's sculptures featuring the bizarre and weird animal anatomy. Shen Shaomin adopts the role of being anthropologist, scientist, and author of his own fabricated mythologies. Constructed from real animal bones, his sculptures collectively create a bestiary of fictional creatures that are wondrous, frightening, and strange. Reminiscent of Borges's Book of Imaginary Beings, Shen's absurd assemblages exude an ancient wisdom, authenticating the magic of fable and folklore, while alluding to contemporary issues of genetic modification, consequence of environmental threat, and concepts of the alien and exotic.

I like this one with the three headed and four paired legged mammal. imagine with wither fur or skin and see if it was alive.

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