Christian de Vietri
Between Heaven and Earth
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
Australian artist Christian de Vietri created Between Heaven and Earth as the iconic entry sculpture for the Zhengzhou Grand Emporium, a new 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.