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SYNCHRONICITY: MINQIN GOBI DESERT

Submitted by Jon Barlow Hudson

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Client: City of Minqin

Location: Minqin, Gansu Province, China

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $95,000

Project Team

Artist

Jon Barlow Hudson

Client

City of Minqin

City of Minqin, Gansu, China

Public Art Agent

Lu Yan

Gracely

Overview

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.

Goals

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.”

Process

I created the design, it was built in a sculpture factory and assembled on site.

Additional Information

This is my 23rd project in China.