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July 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017


The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx  New York  10456
United States
The Bronx Museum

Heidi Lau: The Primordial Molder

The Primordial Molder, is a continuation of Lau's large-scale ceramic sculpture series that ruminates on the creation myth from Taoist tradition: in the primordial world, Nüwa the Snake Goddess marked the beginning of humanity by patching a giant hole in heaven with five-colored stones, using the legs of a great turtle as pillars to support the collapsed sky from the earth. The Primordial Molder is the representation of Nüwa’s form as a snake that is both anthropomorphic and architectural. Its body curls and tangles around itself to form a ring – a symbol of eternal return and the infinite life cycle.