Artist Shen Shaomin’s Unknown Creature Sculptures

by Jane KenoyerPosted on

When walking into the gallery space to view artist Shen Shaomin’s skeletal specimen sculptures one could feel like they have accidentally walked into a science museum in an alternate universe instead. The unusual installation pieces of mythical animals such as Three Headed Monster and Mosquito are made out of real animal bones and animal parts. Shen’s assemblages of the imagined and the unknown are elegantly constructed and intimidating in scale. One has to look closely to see that Shaomin has carved detailed engravings into the pieces. These strange curiosities imaginatively reinvent Darwin’s foundation of evolutionary biology.




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