Tomb of Honor
200 x 160 x 200 cm (2 sets) 160 x 110 x 200 cm (2 sets)
Externally, this sculpture forms a large human heart, made from over ten thousand fishing hooks. The metal hooks are all pointing inwards, so the surface of the heart looks smooth and polished. The glossy exterior of the heart provides a stark contrast to its jagged, hazardous interior
Born in 1978 in Chi Feng, Inner Mongolia, Zheng Lu graduated from the sculpture department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2007. He belongs to the generation of young Chinese artists, who witnessed the rapid economic, social and cultural changes in China due to the economic reform. Zheng Lu combines aspects of Chinese traditional philosophy and culture with Western in influences. In addition to China, his works have been exhibited in France and the USA.