Chinese characters feng 丰 (abundance), mei 美 (beauty), he 和 (peace), yong 永 (forever) and li力
(strength) are carefully written into each cocoon shell after the silkworms naturally take their leave.
For the first time in China’s history, ink on paper, the raw material of the physical cocoons and original embroideries come together through Tucho’s unique use of sculpting with the mulberry paper. As silkworms must feed on mulberry leaves to spin their silk, the mulberry paper becomes the link between the raw and the finished product. The final sculpture brings together the juxtaposition of the natural and the man-made, the history of a bygone era with the contemporary moment and the visions of former artisans with that of the present artist.
Spanish, based in Shanghai, China