Endangered Rhino Sculpture Made of Stainless Steel Wire

Rising Chinese art star Li Hui, who first caught our attention with his bright red LED installation, has just opened his new solo show at Zadok Gallery in Miami called Void and Substance. Eli Klein Fine Art, along with Zadok Gallery, have curated this exhibition and are using Zadok Gallery’s entire 12,000 square feet of exhibition space to display Hui’s groundbreaking works.

While you’ll find many acrylic sculptures glowing from within (using LED lights), it’s this silently powerful piece called Captured the Rhino that really caught our attention. Made of stainless steel coils, the huge, approximately nine foot tall, sculpture is meant to “ironically contradict the endangered species’ actual vulnerability.”

To create Captured the Rhino, Hui first generated an initial image on his computer. Using this sketch, he created a 1:1 model in clay. It was then wrapped with stainless steel wire which took a team of skilled welders over four months to complete.

Void and Substance will be on view through February 18, 2013 at Zadok Gallery.

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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