China: Water’s Strength – soft, gentle and resistant


Da Chuan‘s inspiration for this sculpture comes from the concept of “nothing is as strong as gentleness” similar to Lao Tzu’s idea of “nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” Facing multiculturalism, Chinese traditional culture, like water, embraces its influence; like poetry, it co-exists.

The bronze and stainless steel sculpture first emerged from traditional clay sculpture techniques that unite mud and water gently. Translated into the material of metal, the rhythm of hammering and grinding resembles the hand-sculpting process.

Da Chuan expresses the challenge of cultural diversity, Chinese traditional culture and its adaptability to modern day-life through this art piece.


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