GOLDEN BOY AND JADE GIRL
/ EXHIBITION


You trace the design atop the lid with a slow, deliberate finger. The light of the full moon spills out over the hall — a forbidden place to all but the souls from ancient times. Were the stories true? Did it matter? The dampness of the night air had already seeped into your clothing an hour ago, yet the discomfort was nothing compared to the electric rush of adrenaline that pulsed through your veins. No one has ever seen the contents of the chest — there were only legends warning of what could be within. What mysteries, what terrors, what traps, blessings, treasures….. no one knows. You swallow hard, muster the courage, and open the lid.

The caverns are dark and dusty– it’s difficult to find your footing and to see the path forward. But then, you find it; the ancient tomb. The tomb is filled with treasures, artifacts, maps, codes, ancient relics, weapons, items for the afterlife, lore, and relics from days gone by.







Exhibition
THE TOMB


Venue
LIGHT GREY ART LAB,
MINNEAPOLIS


Year
2021

The Tomb is a large-scale international art swap and exhibition featuring over 60 artists. Each artist has created editions of work to be shared with every artist.





ARTIST STATEMENT

Golden Boy and Jade Girl are favored servants of the Jade Emperor in Chinese mythology. They are believed to serve as guides in the underworld and the protectors of houses and temples. I was inspired by my visit to a chinese paper offering store.








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