Mixed media: wood, metal, found objects, furniture 混合Opening of a Closed Center, one of the artist’s great masterpieces, powerfully embodies poetic blending as well as the inherent tensions that are at play throughout the artist’s oeuvre. A companion work to My Diary in Shaker Village (Lot 494), the two works were conceived while the artist spent time in a Shaker community in Sabbath Lake, Maine. As noted by Roberta Griffin,
‘wooden screens from Chinese monastery windows create a quiet space that holds a simple Shaker-style chair and an altar made from Chinese furniture suspended above the floor. Upon the altar are objects of everyday life, water and rice pots. These do not normally appear on traditional Chinese altars: however, the artist’s installation intuitively connects Shaker and Taoist beliefs about the sacred origins of human activity.'
術家作品中的詩性交融和內在張力。作品與《震教徒農莊日記》( Lot 494 )
的。正如 Roberta Griffin 指出： 中國寺院的木窗圍出了一片平和與安靜的空