This very recent project is titled, Day N' Night - Burying Time. Based on a mythical story from my imagination, the whole project is about two deities: The Daylight and The Night, who controls the passage of Time and collect people's life stories after they die. For those two leading figures, The Daylight and The Night, which are made of bronze. Oil paint and coloring skills helped me create a gradually varied color on the bronze surface. I designed different crowns, weapons, and clothes for those two dolls to portray their identities. Based on my own beliefs and concerns, this story explains worries about the quick elapsing of Time within our lives. This project also explores the relationship between the individual and the world. In my view, we are just like the sand in an hourglass, but I believe each individual's life has its significance, and our stories are the proof of our existence. Even though we might not be that unique, we inherit and build upon our culture and history.
Youyou Hu was born and raised in Chongqing, China. No one in her family is engaged in the art industry, but she has been passionate about art since she was a little child. When Youyou was about six years old, her parents sent her to an art interest class at a local elementary school to study painting. Of course, she didn't paint well at that time, but she persisted with the support of her parents. Gradually, Youyou showed her talent in sculpture, and even her teachers realized her potential.
After studying drawing and painting for nearly seven years, Youyou decided to enter the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (one of the eight significant art academies in China, by chance, was located in Youyou's hometown) to study oil painting. However, after two more years of oil painting, she found that she could not resonate with that craft. Thus, she began to explore sculpture by herself, and after graduating from undergraduate studies, she came to the United States to deeply investigate her artistic expression in sculpture. After years of focused hard work at the Academy of Art University, Youyou became determined to become an expert sculptor. She knows that she still has a long way to go in pursuit of her art, but making sculpture is where she belongs. She is at home.
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Day N’ Night - Burying Time (Ghost & Monsters)
Sketches for Day N' Night I
Day N’ Night - burying time (Daylight deity)
Day N’ Night-burying time (Daylight and Night)
Day N’ Night - burying time (Night Deity)
Sketches for Day N' Night III
Sketches for Day N' Night II