Client: City of Minqin
Location: Minqin, Gansu Province, China
Completion date: 2019
Artwork budget: $95,000
Jon Barlow Hudson
City of Minqin
City of Minqin, Gansu, China
Public Art Agent
This work is installed in the Minqin Desert International Sculpture Park, outside the city of Minqin, on the edge of the Gobi Desert, in the Gansu Province, China. It’s stainless steel, 15 ft. in diameter, with the theme of the desert. It is a window onto the desert. Desert is space and this sculpture is about space. This is an ongoing theme that interests me and influences my work.
Working with the theme of the desert, I wanted to work with the vast space of the desert, as well as with the vision of it's characteristics. Thus, I created this form to be a “window into the desert.” The name, SYNCHRONICITY, this is a concept that I have long found fascinating and I have searched for ways to manifest this concept sculpturally. The shape I have given it consists of two interpenetrating three-sided pyramidal forms, which, at their contact boundaries, create a hexagonal shape. For me this is the sculptural manifestation of the moment of synchronicity. This may also be interpreted as the moment of the meeting of the desert and “civilization.”
I created the design, it was built in a sculpture factory and assembled on site.
This is my 23rd project in China.