Plaster and wood
80 x 30cm
This work is assembled by several plaster sculptures with figurative shapes of babies, of whom are being captured in different states in each of the sculptures. The marriage of sculpture and installation which JIANG Jie introduced in this work makes it hard to decree one single genre to this work; indeed, to combine sculpture with installation is one JIANG Jie artistic goal in her works. One critic Li Tingting commenting on this work highlights the emotion "fear"; to her the "babies" are as if being locked in an alternative world of disorder by the artist, suffering fear from their physical and mental vulnerabilities. (Li, Imagining life from darkness (暗夜里想像生命的模样), 2003, available on http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2003-11-30/11281218304s.shtml) (Wang, 对脆弱的诅咒:姜杰的艺术表达, 1998, Art Circle, available on http://gb.oversea.cnki.net/KCMS/detail/detail.aspx?filename=YISJ199801003&dbcode=CJFD&dbname=CJFD1998) (Jerry Wu'23).