Cyrus Tang — The Fleeting Now and Eternity


Cyrus Tang, The fleeting now and eternity, 2011, animal bones and Borax, dimensions variable, installation view

Cyrus Tang, The fleeting now and eternity, 2011, animal bones and Borax, dimensions variable, installation view

Cyrus Tang’s fascination with water is the vehicle through which her artworks both dissolve and take shape. Using a combination of animal bones and the crystallising agent Borax, Tang has enabled these skeletal remains to be encased in dazzling crystal formations. According to the artist: I am trying to capture a sense of being nowhere, feeling disconnected/ alienated in the world and my eternal struggle to remember/maintain the memory of my homeland which is disappearing. Whilst the impetus for the work is nostalgic and melancholy the resultant imagery is haunting and quietly delicate.