Examining the skyline for interesting rooftops to become sculptures, it was difficult to ignore the JW Marriott in Tomorrow Square. I was taking pictures from the 38th floor, where the reception lobby is. Not a bad view but not as good as the secret balcony that’s located between the pincers at the top! I was lucky enough to run into the general manager Emma who took me up to the 60th floor and showed me their secret-behind the bookcase (no exaggeration: see image)-hallway leading to the roof. Amazing..thanks Emma!
I’m developing forms for initial compositions of new photo sculptures. In an effort to see which areas of Shanghai may be most fruitful for photographing distinctive Chinese architecture, I went to see the model of the city.
This sculpture is being included in the Surge Art Fair in Chengdu, China. It will be on display through October 5th in the Eastern Suburb Music Park. It is made from new and reclaimed wood and laminated C-Prints. The form is a column capital from a home being renovated in Kashgar, and the images are the removed doors from Kashgar’s Old City. I photographed the old city back in June when I visited Xinjiang. The related blog post and source images are here.