As in many of Ai's works, his repurposing of traditional objects into new, surreal forms destroys their original function but also confers a new identity on them. Fragments are constructed from ironwood Qing Dynasty beams, pillars, chairs, and tables, joined together in the traditional manner. "None of the pieces have any rational need to be connected to one another, " Ai points out, but viewed from above each one is precisely joined to the next to resemble a map of China. "And when it clashes, or when it's built together, " Ai says, it's like a fine-designed disaster or ruin.
We also find a complex later edition of Ai's grape-like conglomerations of joined wooden stools and a polygonal construction, Divina Proportione, referencing a sketch of the divine proportions by Leonardo da Vinci from around 1500. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "artlover8" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.