The bird totem

$1,300.00
Size:
38cm x 56cm
Year:
2019
Medium:
Sculpture
Medium:
Installation
Medium:
Mixed Media

Curator's Eye

Dedicated to the study of traditional Chinese patterns, Lanyu Chen has undertaken significant research into the Miao people, a minority population in Southwest China known for their patternmaking and advancement of creative technological processes. Influenced by their distinctive motifs and use of symbolism, Chen presents here exquisite original indigo batik textiles and brightly coloured folkloric paintings that explore how geometry is rooted in the aesthetics of the natural world.

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The inspiration comes from the legend of the butterfly of the Miao people in China. The combination of butterfly wings and birds brings auspicious meaning to the Miao people.