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Mengdi Liu

MFA 2016

He Is Not Him

Vinyl, brass, glass tube, 2015, 2.5"w x 55"h x 2.5”d

My work is evocative of how humans perceive and confront their own fear of mortality. The power of the artificial meets the desire of human existence. My practice is based on generating tension between the comforting and unsettling. Through synthesizing formal qualities of medical tools and jewelry, I blur the boundary between the functional and the decorative. These pieces interact with the body, eliciting visceral emotions of the sexual, humorous and logical.

Mengdi Liu - He Is Not Him

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