Think Outside the Box | Mixed Media (3D)

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Medium:Clay, Paper, Wood
Dimensions:18"  x 18"  x 6.5"
Weight:15 lbs
Delivery Format:3D Artwork
Additional Description:Made with clay and old books cut and folded. The clay figure is permanently attached. The books are securely mounted in the small boxes/frames. Wall hanging. All ready; wire at the back. I signed and dated it 2018.

Please note that although I coated the piece with UV resistant chemicals, yellowing of the pages may occur over time. It is part of the art. Color on pages may fade.

To get rid of dust, use a hairdryer with NO HEAT. Or, a clean, dry brush will work
Amidst so many boxes, think outside the box!

I wrote my favorite quote on the mini book - "Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly" by Morticia Addams from the Addams family.
Artist StatementI often write my experiences in a journal but find it inadequate to convey how I truly feel. As a result, I translate these paragraphs to a visual form that is three-dimensional,simplistic, and often relatable to many. My sculpture series is a three-dimensional journal that conveys snippets of my emotions and feelings toward life; and the themes of this series often touch upon knowledge and contemplation. I call these sculptures “three dimensional hieroglyphs of my experiences.” The true meaning of text and words are just beneath that thin layer of their lexical meaning. In other words, we live in a metaphorical world. Three dimensional representation of my experience transcends the boundary of words.
Artist BiographyDaniel Lai, a self-taught artist of Chinese descent from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was granted US citizenship through extraordinary ability in field of fine art and arts management in 2014.

Education: PhD in sociology (2015) from University of Tennessee, TN, MA in art history (2006) from Montclair State University, NJ, and BA in linguistics (2003) from Montclair State University, NJ.

Awards: Best in Craft -2014 Piedmont Park Art Festival (Atlanta, GA.,) Best of Category -2015 Millennium Arts Festival (Chicago, IL.,) Outstanding Achievement -2015 Gold Coast Art Festival (Chicago, IL.,) Best of Show -2015 Evanston Art Festival (Evanston, IL.,) Best of Show -2015 Artclectic (Nashville, TN.,) and Best of Show -2015 Artclectic endowed by Tennessee Craft (Nashville, TN.,) Director’s Choice Award at 2016 Spring Festival on Ponce (Atlanta, GA.) Best In Show - 2018 ArtsQuest (Sandestin, FL.,) Best 3D -2018 Old FL Celebration of Arts (Cedar Key, FL.,)
Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|Graduated
Montclair State University|Graduated
What I Love Doing
Traveling, eating, cooking, reading. making art.
What I Find Beautiful
Truth, kindness, justice, epiphanies
My Favorite Memory
The best dishes I have eaten.
My Favorite Art Style
Any style as long as it is with good thought processes, good technical processes, and with high aesthetics.
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Subject Matter People, Other
Personality Type N/A
Recipient N/A
Artwork Medium Clay, Paper, Wood
Creative Style Contemporary/Transitional, Decorative, Figurative
Collections N/A
Artwork Underlying Themes Change, Progress, Success
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