Double Protection
120 x150 x 190 cm
Stainless Steel & Bronze

This sculpture is made out of one piece of metal. A whirlpool of yellow eels wrap around the body of a shark. Other metal pieces show the protective arms of jellyfish covering the shark, which is completely obscured apart from its tail. The artwork was created in an attempt to encourage conservation. The human race is powerful – if they take action to protect the environment, it will increase the chance of survival for endangered species.


Fan Xiaoyan was born in 1983 in Gaomi, Shandong Province. She graduated in 2008 from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, BFA. She currently works and lives in Beijing. She has exhibited in many countries including France, Monaco and Switzerland. She has been involved with On Sharks & Humanity since 2013.

Double Protection - Fan Xiaoyan - Moscow 2015
Double Protection - Fan Xiaoyan - Moscow 2015