David A. Parker
Parker: Spirit to Swallow Mountains & Rivers


Spirit to Swallow Mountains and Rivers (气吞山河), found objects glued to printed canvas, 23.6" x 31.5" [60 x 80 cm], 2012

One of 4 works made for the 2012 artist residency in Zhang Jia Jie, China. I found objects locally (holiday light bulbs, party drinking straws) and glued them to the surface of a tourism photo of Zhang Jia Jie, found online and printed to canvas. The work is an effort to complicate impressions of the place beyond its "flat" status as tourist destination. Classical Chinese title lent by Chinese artist Steven Wu. Click for detail image.

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