Scholar’s Rock

Scholar's Rock

The inspiration for this piece comes from a Chinese form of art called scholar’s rocks. In China, people find interesting shaped limestone boulders and carve into them to accentuate their features. Then they put them in the river for 30 years. During this time the river defines these features even more and polishes the surface. The next generation then fishes these boulders out and repeats this process for the following generation. I thought that was an interesting story so I decided to use clay to mimic this long process.

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