Chinese calligraphy itself has been traditional art since the old day. The awarding winning China-based artist, Zheng Lu, pushes the calligraphy further out of paper to gigantic metallic sculptures. The artist constructs another version of himself in “Myself” sculpture, the 2.7 meter high art piece formed by Chinese characters. For “Laozi” or Master, Lu shows his mastery of combining the techniques of welding and engraving. On the Master’s right arm and head, each character is weld together to the left body part which is a calligraphy engraved stainless steels. The technique combination gives audience a sense of morphing. Lu didn’t just takes these characters in random for his art. It’s brought from Chinese poetry and religious textbook.
Images via: Zheng Lu