(Chinese, b. 1991)
Woodblock print, ink on paper
16 x 18 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
James Parmelee Fund 2021.9
Pointed indentations set the insect against a texture that looks like a diffusion of light.
Li Yuxuan received her MA from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. Here she creates the silhouette of an insect cut out in delicate lines from a small wooden block. Pointillist indentations set the insect against a texture that looks like a diffusion of light. The image provokes the association with insects caught and preserved millions of years ago in semi-transparent amber. Biodiversity points to our heritage of nature and a fragile ecosystem.
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