A Terracotta Army of Girls Inspired by China's Bias Toward Boys
China excels at large-scale endeavors, and art is no different. New York artist Prune Nourry was uniquely able to produce her installation Terracotta Daughters, a 116-statue update to the famed Terracotta Army, by enlisting the help of Chinese master craftsman Wen Xianfeng and traveling to Xi'an several times over the course of a year. Coming from New York the first thing that blows you away is the amount of space artists have to work with here ... some of their studios could have been museums in New York, says Zachary Bako, whose beautiful photographs document the artwork's creation. Not only was the amount of space available crucial to the project's completion, but Nourry was able to use a working Terracotta Army replica factory to produce these larger pieces.
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