A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

A Suspended Boat of 8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi sculpture paper multiples installation boats bamboo

Constructed from 8,000 sheets of rice paper, 800 bamboo shafts, and suspended by untold lengths of cotton thread, this beautiful installation by Chinese abstract artist Zhu Jinshi was recently on display at ART13 London. Titled Boat, the piece is meant as a sort of metaphor regarding the artist’s journey from east to west, while simultaneously honoring the dead’s passage from living into the afterlife. You can read more about its significance over at this website by Pearl Lam Galleries. (via collabcubed)