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Product description:Nations includes 190 pieces of driftwood that I collected from the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Materials have been treated to be waterproof and rust/pesticide resistant. Every piece is worked with cut and shaped metal wire, creating 190 “crabs” altogether. Their sizes range from one being 2-feet long to another just 2-inches. Preferably this project would utilize 2,000 square feet of space. Alternately, as the mounting of this project is very flexible, installation can be based on the existing indoor or outdoor environment, and can include forms such as squares, lines or circles. Articles can be arranged on the floor, traversing up the walls, and even mounted upside-down from the ceilings. It is preferable for audiences to view this work from a variety of vantage points (i.e. mezzanine spaces overlooking the work).
 
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Nations

by Gong Studio

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Artwork Description: Nations includes 190 pieces of driftwood that I collected from the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Materials have been treated to be waterproof and rust/pesticide resistant. Every piece is worked with cut and shaped metal wire, creating 190 “crabs” altogether. Their sizes range from one being 2-feet long to another just ...
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Artist Biography Gong Yuebin was born in 1960 in Luoyang, China, at the height of Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward and its disastrous corollary, the Great Chinese Famine. As members of a demoralized intellectual class, his parents were branded counter-revolutionary and conscripted to a policy of “re-education through labor,” which required them to toil the desolate lands near the rural village where Gong was born. The intensified social, economic, and political atmostphere of the Cultural Revolution, combined with the young artist’s two near-death experiences, as well as starvation, loneliness, humiliation, and...read more