Song of Solitude
Song of Solitude pays homage to the ethereal landscapes and mythical realms of the northwest in China’s folklore, which echoes the enduring reference of human civilisation. It is song that dignifies the profound soul and spirit, which has been sung thousands years on. Tai Ping’s hand-tufting mastery encapsulates the influence of East and West, philosophy, aesthetics and religion. Exploring the unrestrained energy of the artist’s hand in motion, the rugs become canvases that produce striking effects like swift brushstrokes and dramatic black ink washes, found in the gradations of Jiuqu and Tianshan. Delicately balancing monochromatic ink and austere gestures, architectural effects like sculpting, carving, high and low piles are carefully applied to create depth beyond Yaochi. The intricate mix of refined wool and silk morphs the adventurous lines of the collection, seen in the expressive Kunlun design. An additional hand-knotted piece, Xixing - brings a poetic collection of highly refined quality - articulates the immortal beauty of the territory.