Diamond Rhino | 鑽石金鋼

語音導覽 青銅 Bronze 126 x 41 x74cm

  鑽石是經過琢磨的金剛石,是具有宗教色彩的崇拜、畏懼,同時又被視為勇敢、權力、地位和尊貴的象徵。而在遠古,犀牛是帝王的象徵,這和鑽石的寓意不謀而合,犀牛角更有「唯我獨尊」之意,故此,把這隻獨特幾何切割造型的犀牛命名為《鑽石金鋼》。如今鑽石已是尋常百姓頸上腕間的日常飾品,這也符合作者想要他的犀牛雕塑走進城市的公共場所,和每一個普通人親近的初衷,更是作者賦予犀牛角全新的拇指造型和指紋圖案的內涵意義所在。一顆鑽石原石,扔在人面前也很難引起注意,但是精密的切割卻能賦予它第二生命,讓它折射出絢麗的光芒。《鑽石金鋼》外型採用了幾何切割及硬邊造型的雕塑語言,及分割放線等鑄造工藝,這就是給犀牛的第二藝術生命,也吻合了鑽石切割比例,拋光,修飾度三項工藝。

A Diamond is a piece of adamas after delicate polish and incision. It represents religious glorification, at the same time seen as a symbol of courage, puissance, royal and dignity. In the past, rhino alike diamond, is a emblem of sovereign. The rhino horn stands for overweening power. Therefore, the artist has named this unique work “Diamond King Kong Rhino”. Nowadays, diamonds have become a type of common ornaments that everyone can own —— this matches the artist’s very first thought of publicize his rhino sculptures in an everyday setting, and be accessible to each of us. Just like how he incorporates fingerprint patterns and a thumb design to the rhino horn. A adamas is hardly recognizable if shown to people without burnish, but the sophisticated process and the creative design give it a second life and make it shine in front of people. “Diamond King Kong Rhino”adapts geometric cutting, rigid shaping as well as other stylistic sculptural languages which likewise gives it a second chance of like. The making of rhino is similar to the making of a diamond —— all require perfect measurement, careful polish, and further modification to make it perfect.