Senies of Work ~ 6 . Angel's Heart
“ I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ” ─ Michelangelo
NO1801Angel's Heart 2018 Copper & gold foil 105x84x45cm
1. It’s not common to see a heart shape sculpture, the most famous example is the Hanging Heart by American artist Jeff koons. Unlike other rather more objective geometric shapes, “heart” is one of the most familiar minimal shapes that human beings are emotionally connected. Especially to its symbolization of love, care, and joy.
Angel's Heart~spread wings 2019 Stainless steel forging 300x300x190cm
Angel's Heart~ginkgo 2018 Xiao Nanmu 30x30x50cm
Angel's Heart~kettle 2018 Xiao Nanmu&cinnamon wood 40x30x38cm
Angel's Heart~Wish 2017 Stainless steel forging&copper casting 500x350x120cm
2. In 2017, Liang Ping-Cheng completed his largest public artwork,(Wish 希望之心) with its dimensions up to 500 x 350 x 120 cm. Combining stainless steel and bronze, this work refracts its surrounding buildings with its heart-shaped stainless steel mirror while its bronze parts are formed as symbolic bronze wings and scrolls. Liang has been using the symbols of wings and scrolls in his works and gradually they become the characteristics of his art. This work is visually overwhelming not only for its large volume but also its gentle power. A heart flying by a scroll, such a beautiful imagery is truly realized by Liang.
Angel's Heart~pread wings 2022 Stainless steel forging 400x300x182cm
Angel's Heart~beautiful world 2020 stainless steel casting 300x156x142cm
NO1802Angel's Heart 2018 cinnamon wood 105x38x30cm
NO1604Angel's Heart 2016 Lychee wood 50x52x25cm
NO1601Angel's Heart 2016 camphor wood 100x70x38cm
NO1602Angel's Heart 2016 camphor wood 60x54x32cm
Angel's Heart~mosquito 2016 stainless steel casting 42x45x75cm
3. In「天使心」series, the works are usually divided into two contrasting parts of completely different textures, the left and the right or the upper and the lower and furthermore. For example,(Wish希望之心) has a smooth right part and a wavy left part to create for each part a distinctive visual effect. This way of making art indicates the artist’s delicate mind and it also responds to the Eastern philosophical thinking of Tai Chi that Liang deeply believed. Stillness and movement, yang in the yin, and yin in the yang. It’s the most fundamental essence of life that there is no eternal light nor eternal darkness. In the interlaced frequency of sorrow and joy, life completes its journey.
Combined series~Zongzi heart 2015 Lychee wood 42x45x75cm