200 x 100 x 240 cm
Mirror Finished Stainless Steel, Resin
The power of the tsunami and wrath of nature are explored through the sense of fragmentation and destructive energy that emanates from this sculpture. A harpoon pierces the mirrored surface, suggesting the weapon was shot from the launcher already installed on the terrace of the museum, creating a powerful dialogue between the work and the museum’s historical marine context. In a dramatic illustration of humanity’s destructive power, the visitor is confronted with their own image in the broken mirrored surface, forcing us to question our desire to dominate nature.
Born in 1977 in Beijing, Li Hui graduated in 2003 from Central Academy of Fine Arts. His sculptural works explore the physical properties of materials and the relationship between material and form, often challenging the influence of modern technology on the human mind. In recent years the artist has captured the attention of international critics.