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"Chrysalis" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Chrysalis" (蝶蛹)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) inches
2×RGB P5 K-P5-0210
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 9 kg | 20 lb • CRATED: 18.5 kg | 40.8 lb
CRATE SIZE 76(W)×58(H)×17(D) cm | 30(W)×23(H)×7(D) inches
EXPOSURE “I Really Don't Want to” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

She had seen them come and go over the years, so many years. Here, a blue one, a lifetime in India guiding merchants through perilous mountain passes. There, a yellow one, a too-short existence in Spain that ended in violent coughing fits in that mother’s arms. The consciousness of it all pained her. Each crumbling of wings to dust is met with tired eyes and a new body. They are all so different, and they are always her. Her favorite heart was the one that beat inside the body that sold shirts with missing buttons at the outlet mall beside I95. There, in the dingy shade of mossy live oaks, she knew peace, and she knew the tug of lips in a genuine smile. Those lips would rest against her lover’s own each night as the fluorescent lights flickered off above them. Those lips blew gentle ripples on the surface of her morning coffee, and formed words that she knew to be true. Eventually, those lips withered, and wrinkled, and kissed her dusty lover for the last time. She remembered that those lips had pushed out words just before she saw the pink one drift from the mouth of the vase to her shoddy bedside table.
“Please, pink is my favorite color.” [Kathleen McCampbell]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery 's Collection, Paris.
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