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Shiyuan Xu
shiyuanxu.com
Arizona State University
Faculty Sponsor: Susan Beiner



Tiny Things #8; Tiny Things #7; See the Unseen
2013-14
Porcelain
11 x 11 x 9 in.

Artist Statement

In Ruskinís words, art is the praise of something that you love. I have a deep interest in nature. It is magnificent and mysterious, particularly when viewed through a microscope. Architectural structures and the delicate forms and textures of nature fascinate me. I am inspired by simple cellular tissue, which reminds me of microscopic creatures. Though we are often unaware of them, they have their own existence, and through them, we can appreciate the whole universe.