“Cigarette Ash Landscape” Sculpture by Yang Yongliang
Burn a city, and what is left afterwards? Maybe this is our personal question successfully translated by the Chinese artist and photographer Yang Yongliang through his sculptural installation that captured through photography.
Full-view of the installation.
From a distance, Yang Yongliang’s sculpture looks like a large, upside down cigarette. Perhaps the details of this work will not be realized quickly. But a close inspection shows that the ashen tip depicts as a city. As you can see in the other photos at the link, below the cigarette is a pile of ash in a field of, fake grass and artificial flowers. Upon closer examination, the tip of the cigarette reveals a tiny city made of fastidiously layered, paper-cut urban skylines.
'Ash' Landscape in detail.
Fallen 'ash' in detail.