Shuoyuan Bai



Copper filings, copper, sterling silver, gold leaf, stainless steel

70 x 70 x 10 mm

Nature is unpredictable, and it is through uncertainty that it is beautiful. This ideology is represented in traditional gardens in eastern culture, where the landscapes are the embodiment of people’s understanding of the world. In an analogous way, in metalsmithing, an unexpected texture created through a spontaneous process, becomes the balancing moment between, that which could have been controlled, and that which is random. And each creation seems to be a practice of self-reflection through material. Inspired by traditional eastern aesthetics, I work with textures and forms, aiming to enable a mindful encounter between subject and object.