Quan

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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Carole Feuerman’s new monumental sculpture “Quan” is on display publicly for the first time as part of “Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture”, on view at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The exhibition is a survey of contemporary sculpture around the subject of the human figure as both an object and a metaphor. Feuerman’s sculpture depicts a female figure in a yoga position balancing on a medicine ball. The title 'Quan' is the Chinese name for the 'goddess of compassion'. The name is short for Gaunshiyin, which means 'observing the sounds (or cries) of the world'. Traditionally, the goddess is often shown looking or glancing down, symbolizing her watching over the world. In her modern interpretation, Feuerman balances the figure perfectly on the sphere, representative of the world. Her subject’s poise and balance symbolizes mental steadiness and emotional stability, calm behavior and judgment.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 43 inches
  • Medium: Painted Bronze and Polished Stainless Steel
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 66.5 inches

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  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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