There is something very twisted yet delicate about this piece which is what draws me to it. Through the use of movement the artist (Cai Guo-Qiang) has portrayed the delicate aspects of the animal and the piece being life size and the use of the glass sheet is what makes it very emotional. The artist has captured the emotional journey of the animal, from its early peaceful stage, to its gruesome death.
He Ignited a Ladder Floating into the Sky, What Happened next Is Mesmerising
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
Cai Guo-Qiang, China b.1957 / Heritage (installation view) 2013 / 99 life-sized replicas of animals. Animals: polystyrene, gauze, resin and hide. Installed with artificial watering hole: water, sand, drip mechanism