Ai Weiwei Dust
Crushed porcelain in glass container
2” x 2.25” high.
Used in artist Ai Weiwei’s collaboration with Navajo artist Bert Benally titled "Pull of the Moon". The work was a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. The installation was created on June 28, 2014 but due to the remoteness and lack of facilities, this event was not open to the public or heavily publicized. I was one of the few honored to be in attendance.
Pottery shards from his "Dropping the Vase" series were ground down to a fine powder and used in the installation at Coyote Canyon. “The shards were intentionally placed there as evidence of the powder’s origin,” explained Ai Weiwei, “I think this is an interesting idea because we can only see ourselves, our past, through material evidence such as these shards. It is important to pass on to future generations where we are from and to give a glimpse of the mind and soul of the people living in that time.” From https://www.artlyst.com/news/ai-weiwei-navajo-collaboration-pull-of-the-moon-goes-public/
Supporting photos are for reference only and not considered part of the product for sale. Portrait of Ai Weiwei ©Chuck Zimmer, all other photos ©Bill Dambrova.