Apr 13, 2021
Apr 13, 2021

Biodiversity 2

Biodiversity 2

2018

Li Yuxuan 李雨萱

(Chinese, b. 1991)

Woodblock print, ink on paper

16 x 18 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 2021.10

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Pointed indentations set the insect against a texture that looks like a diffusion of light.

Description

Here Li Yuxuan creates the silhouette of an insect cut out in delicate lines from a small wooden block. Pointillist indentations set the insect against a texture that looks like a diffusion of light. The image provokes the association with insects caught and preserved millions of years ago in semitransparent amber. Biodiversity points to our heritage of nature and a fragile ecosystem. Li Yuxuan received her MA from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.

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Collection: 
Chinese Art
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

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