Lin Tianmiao is a contemporary Chinese artist. Through her use of everyday objects, she explores the relationship of tradition and modernization. Lin Tianmao uses installation, textile, and mixed media to transform ordinary objects into sculpture.
Her father was a traditional painter and her mother a dancer.
Lin Tianmiao is often described as a feminist artist. Her work incorporates materials and objects typically associated with women: she binds and encapsulates household objects like tea kettles or bowls with white thread, or pierces and reworks photographs.
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Lin uses luxurious silk threads in gray as well as kitsch colors like pink, gold, vibrant violet, and green to wrap synthetic human bones or bones fused with tools including a screwdriver, a wrench, and a shovel. The tension, in this piece, between the decorative and the grotesque can be interpreted as a critique of the increasingly materialistic and fiercely competitive nature of contemporary Chinese society, which values extreme displays of opulence.
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