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A meteor impact 70 million years ago formed what is now Tai Lake in eastern China. Naturally perforated limestone rocks found near the lake are called Taihu and are among the most prized of Chinese “scholar’s rocks”. *

The organic sculptural quality of Taihu rock inspired this composition in feather rock, set on a small Corian pedestal, against a backdrop of spears of blue rush grass growing in a submerged planter. Waterfalls cascading through the rock’s many tunnels into the pool below create distinctive natural music.


*Hu, K. (1999). The Spirit of Gongshi: Chinese Scholar’s Rocks. Chicago: Art Media Resources Ltd. p. 25

perforated feather rock with planting and waterfall
Taihu Island
mixed
11" x 11" x 15"
2011