Karin van der Molen

The source

Fragments of china porcelain form this funnel into Yu Lei mountain, an artpiece along the historic tea trade trail. At first sight it can be read as a tribute to the ancient culture, that is still feeding our culture today. Patterns of blue and white porcelain in the sculpture tell us about yin and yang balance, values that are still able to inspire us beyond the challenges of modern life. At closer look you will find also pieces of porcelain coming from European countries. As happens in this sculpture, our cultures get closer and eventually we are influenced and inspired by one another. At the bottom of the funnel there is the drain, to let the rainwater out of the sculpture. The drain pipe also tells us to cherish our fundaments, and not let them be washed away.



Factsheet

Dimensions
100cm, 280cm, 280cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight
150kg
Year
2015
Material
Concrete
Style
Monumental, Land Art, Abstract
Theme
Monumental, Land Art, Abstract
All artworks from Karin van der Molen