Night Sky with a Final Trail夜空中的最后一程
dyed magnetic powder, magnets, weathered coral, wooden structure
A trace fossil formed 150 millions years ago, encapsulating both the remains of the animal and its last journey. Every footprint is evidence that it has once lived; altogether the footprints converge in the direction of the body’s finale. In awe of the fossil, the artist uses magnetic powder to transform its last journey into a constellation chart, reminding us how the mythological figures are often sent up to the sky by the Gods before becoming the eternal icons. On the infinite scale of time and space, our lives, though ephemeral, can transcend its temporality - some dive into the underground and become fossils, some leap into the stars and become legends.
On view at Looking at the Stars, G Museum, Nanjing, China, 2023