A New Paradigm
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A New Paradigm

2014-2017

Natural (rhino) bone, gold leaf, acrylic paint, glass

73x32x101cm

Made from a real white rhinoceros skull, this sculpture intends to draw attention to the future of nature conservation, by building a platform with which we can collectively invest in sound protection of iconic African animals like rhino’s and their habitat. By working together with professionals from different backgrounds the project aims to to gain both awareness on the consumer side of rhino horn in China and Vietnam as well as investing in new science for conservation.

A New Paradigm

2014-2018

Natural (rhino) bone, gold leaf, acrylic paint, glass

73x32x101cm

A bronze cast from a white rhinoceros skull, this sculpture intends to draw attention to the future of nature conservation, by building a platform with which we can collectively invest in sound protection of iconic African animals like rhino’s and their habitat. By working together with professionals from different backgrounds the project aims to to gain both awareness on the consumer side of rhino horn in China and Vietnam as well as investing in new science for conservation.

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Master caligrapher and Chinese artist Zou Le Sheng, friend of the artist Ping and Vincent preparing the rhino skull to be carved with chapter 39 of the Tao Te Ching.

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Chapter 39 of Tao Te Ching

Carving of chapter 39 in the white rhino skull by Chinese artist Zhou Le Sheng.

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Founder of ‘De Mallenmaker’ Lotte Nijhoff making the mould of the white rhino skull which is currently being cast in bronze.