Myth of Carrara

For "Carrara", which will be printed onto silk georgette and hung from a wall, I visited Carrara in Italy, the city of historic marble quarries. Michelangelo carved his sculptures from Carrara marble, and there are plenty of other examples throughout art history. Since I am not a marble sculptor, I wanted to transform the weight of marble into a weightless memory imprint, paired transparently with drawings I made at the time of my visit. The finished piece will be a section of a moment and space in time that I've plucked from not only my past, but many pasts. Shadows of nothing upon nothing, the edge between what isn\'t there and the absence of something else: two absences, do they make something? Or do absences compound.

Yanyan Huang
Stoffen gebruikt
Zijde Light Georgette 10 m/m
Los Angeles