Christian de Vietri

Christian de Vietri

#Between Heaven and Earth

ZHENGZHOU, CHINA

Australian artist Christian de Vietri created Between Heaven and Earth as the iconic entry sculpture for the Zhengzhou Grand Emporium, a mixed-use development in Zhengzhou, China. Standing at 7.8 meters tall and 9.8 meters wide, the form combines the contradictory features of dynamism and stillness, evoking a calm and
meditative experience.

Fabricated by UAP in panel beaten stainless steel, the complex curves were expertly crafted to maintain the fluidity of line and seamless flow of the work.

In the tradition of meditation, one of the most important teachings is that yogic power (creative energy) arises from inner peace, from the silent meditative mind. ‘Between Heaven and Earth’……. serves as a reference point for us to locate that experience within ourselves. Flowing yet still, stormy yet silent, potent yet gentle, monumental yet light. To unify these apparent contradictions in a singular sculptural form opens space to align with the deepest nature of our own human experience, that which is beyond opposites, the non-dual essence of reality.

Christian de Vietri

Image credit: Rex Zou

#Project summary

Creative

Christian de Vietri

Artwork Title

Between Heaven and Earth

Project

Zhengzhou Grand Emporium

Client

Zhengzhou Property

Year

2018

Location

Zhengzhou, China

Build

UAP

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