A memory palace is a mnemonic device that leverages spacial and visual acuities in order to commit to memory a desired body of knowledge. By creating my own memory palace, I created this sculpture to perform the visual and non-visual elements of whole experience in my memory palace. What we are looking at is not what we are touching. What we are familiar is always what we do not know. This is always the law.
The Still Life
The Still Life, Steel, 69×69×75in
In the beginning of twentieth century, French art schools invented an educational method to teach students how to draw still life. They let students observe all kinds of small plaster-made geometric volumes and try to mimic the perspective and shadows. This method was brought to Russia, China and other Asian countries at the end of twentieth century and sprayed out very quickly through the international exchange.