Weixian Jiang holds an MFA from New York Studio School, Sculpture Section and a BA from Tianjin Academy of Arts, Tianjin China.
The elemental sculptures of Weixian Jiang transform stark industrial material such as bronze, cement, or ceramic into forms reminiscent of their organic origins of ore, sediment, and clay – breathing new life to a nearly forgotten past state of nature. Jiang's works are firmly rooted in the harmony between material and process. The artist uses traditional and modern techniques such as hand forged iron, found objects, welding, weaving, “snow casting”, a technique achieved by pouring molten wax or plaster in a deep layer of snow, and “water casting”, using water instead of snow -- all to create haunting, organic forms.
To Weixian Jiang, this form of sculpture is the most primary form of creation. He takes a bit from nature. He takes a bit from industry. These worlds come together in his hands, as a process of pure manufacturing.
Thursdays 4:30pm - 7:30pm
In this course, you will learn how to do a realistic human head from start to finish, exploring the anatomy of the face in-depth, proportions, features, and expressions. You’ll learn the principles of building armatures and handling clay. All work in clay from the life model. All levels of experience are welcomed.
Saturdays 1pm - 4pm
Learn the basic traditional technique of terracotta sculpture, including clay-work skills, modeling, and handling the process of the clay from wet to dry then baked in a kiln. Through demonstration and individual instruction, you will learn to make a complete sculpture in terracotta. Sculpture in a variety of styles will be encouraged. Open to all levels.