Wang Ruilin, Sculptor: Four Animals from his “Dreams” Series, Copper, 2014
Chinese sculptor Wang Ruilin’s copper sculptures are the result of Eastern classical painting and imagery that’s been combined with past experiences. In an ongoing series titled “Dreams,” Wang Ruilin creates surreal animals that don’t act like animals at all. Their backs, and sometimes their antlers, function as arcs that carry monumental elements of nature like lakes and mountain cliffs. It’s like an animal-version of Noah’s Arc without people.
“Leaving individuals behind is painful”, admits the 29-year old sculptor, but it allows us to reduce confusion and see the value and force of life.