Jia Shan Shi
Sculpture, Stainless steel, 90x237x110cm, 2004
Zhan Wang (1962 - ), China
Raffles City Shanghai Level 2, Raffles City Shanghai office building, 2nd floor lobby, China
Scholar's Rocks are often regarded as essential elements in Chinese gardens. Chinese literatis, who are inspired by nature, sometimes preferred to bring these rocks or "representations of mountains" into their studios or gardens for inspiration indoors. The polished surface of Zhan Wang's Jia Shan Shi, which reflects the viewers' forms, is perhaps then a commentary that inspiration can come from within.