Gold on stainless steel
218.0 x 55.0 x 8.0 (cm)
85.8 x 21.7 x 3.1 (inch)Courtesy Gao Weigang and Galerie Perrotin.
The golden frame is endowed with the shape of a ladder.
The function of this common daily object has been eliminated after abstracting the details out.
We cannot climb up, on the strength of it, to reach somewhere else.
However still it is here, with a distinct and striking appearance.
Although we cannot step on it again, our mind can lift somewhere with our eyes and consciousness led by its contour.