“Lonely Cloud” is originally a curly, denuded and heavy piece of camphorwood. In Tiantai, Zhejiang Province where Liang Shaoji currently resides, camphorwood wood is seen sacred and is particularly used for wood-carving of Buddha figures. It is now covered with silk. “The wood becomes gentle and graceful, rising up and viewing the world below. However, it is now placed on the rusted scaffolding picked up from construction site. It lost its way home.” (Liang Shaoji)
Tiantai is the home of Tiantai Buddhism, a school of Buddhism in China. Looking up at the foot of Tiantai mountain, one’s attention is overtaken by clouds and mountains. Have been living in Tiantai for nearly three decades, Liang knows the sacred and poetic nature of cloud, as well as its nobility and strength. For him, cloud symbolises the breathing of the nature, life and silkworms.
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