Landscapes Made of Steel Hu Shaoming
Chinese sculptor Hu Shaoming has constructed a sculpture known as Umbrella for his City series. A growing urban landscape expanding underneath the Umbrella is reflected in the sculpture. These detailed bits of metal are used to reflect the urbanization of China and the loss of Chinese tradition as a whole.
Although the parasol is a symbol of the past, the 2,000 separate buildings represented in the piece grow from it with time. In his other works, he also uses technological artifacts such as old cameras and telephones – destroying and rebuilding them in a different form. You can see more of his work over on the Chinese portfolio site Jue.so. Among his other remarkable works is an upside down “city” he calls “The Umbrella”.
Courtesy of Hu Shaoming