Heidi Lau: The Primordial Molder

Exhibition Website

Jul 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017

Bronx Museum of the Arts

New York City, NY

Lau’s terrace installation at Bronx Museum, The Primordial Molder, is a continuation of her large-scale ceramic sculpture series that ruminates on the Taoist creation myth: in the primordial world, Nüwa the Snake Goddess marked the beginning of humanity by patching a giant hole in heaven with five-colored stones, using the legs of a great turtle as pillars to support the collapsed sky from the earth. 

The Primordial Molder is the representation of Nüwa’s form as a snake that is both anthropomorphic and architectural. Its body curls and tangles around itself to form a ring – a symbol of eternal return and the infinite life cycle.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Sculpture
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Heidi Lau

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