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Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2055-2823
  • E-ISSN: 2055-2831



The basis of this project and the sketchbook response to the Beijing residency was to summarize my findings on geologic formations that are created in Beijing’s parks and public spaces and how these can be used in the studio as reference materials in creating representational and abstract sculptures made of bronze, copper, aluminium and iron. Chinese ink paintings were used as a starting point for creating photographic dioramas in the studio, using the faux stone and rock techniques used in fabricated landscape gardens. Upon completion of the residency, a series of metal sculptures based on stones incorporating a sense of faux landscape features had been cast successfully.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): China; commodified; false/faux; gold; precious metals; residency; sculpture; visual essay
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