Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Book From The Sky

Institution: The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Materials: Mixed media installation / Hand-printed books and scrolls printed from blocks inscribed with ''false'' characters.

An installation that took Xu Bing over four years to complete, A Book from The Sky is comprised of printed volumes and scrolls containing four thousand ''false'' Chinese characters invented by the artist and then painstakingly hand-cut onto wooden printing blocks.


D. Sky Onosson said...

This looks cool... I was browsing for info about it, and found to my surprise that it's at the national gallery!

c-dog said...

Woh, I like it.