Acrylic on stone tiles, set on porcelain tiles and sawn granite
Size: (h) 13 ¼” x 48” x (d) 1 ½”
The figures in this painting are the twelve animals of the Chinese calendrical cycle (galaxy), the originals in this case being small funerary statues – excavated in the mid-1950s, and likely created several centuries B.C. The recurring sequence/repeating pattern of time is a spacial concept. Here, each discrete year-unit is enshrined in its own tomb to signify the accumulating occupancy of the past in the midst of infinity (from the Latin, “unboundedness”).