Wooden sculpture during final assembly. Wu Jinhui’s son is on quality control.
The factory makes contemporary and classical, typically Ming style, furniture. Here is a new chair design they have been producing. Material is red oak from the US.
Joinery style used at the factory.
A friend vigorously explaining milk to me after a few hours at the hot pot restaurant.
This is the small kitchen at the factory used to cook for about 6-12 people on a given day. Lunch and dinner are provided, breakfast is kind of DIY noodles with pork fat, red pepper sauce, MSG, onions and garlic.
The small cafeteria works off a wood fired stove and large wok.
We share the premises with a window assembly factory.
Final assembly using mirror mastic.
Wu Jinhui and his son.
Discarded or as of yet unhung art near the dorms.
Finishing a recent order.
The boss’s favorite dog taking a break in middle of the assembly floor.
In my studio in University Town.
Assembling the images.
Rear view of sculpture in progress.
Detail of sculpture in progress.
Sculpture in progress. This one is having some difficulty supporting itself so I need to go back in and add some interior structure. I guess that’s a sculpture retrofit.