Although Shi became known for his striking steel razor-clad sculptures of carriages, cradles, and other baby-related objects, he recently transitioned to more ephemeral materials, creating paintings out of animal ashes and dust for his series “Another Take on Resurrection Hill” (2014). During his travels to Tibet and Australia, Jinsong collected the remains of a tree and nine different animals that he then combined with dust from his studio and from a Shanxi Buddhist monastery. He worked these remains to form flattened animal skins and mounted them on rice paper. Wrinkles emerge from the combination of the delicate paper and paint and the transparency of the paper brings out the graininess of the ashes, creating imperfections that mimic life forms. Shi imagines this series as reincarnation, believing that the works will liberate the spirits of the dead creatures.