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Tai Chi Single Whip

By Ju Ming
Category: Sculpture


This larger than life bronze sculpture depicts a faceless Tai Chi practitioner in a basic pose known as Single Whip. The artist, Ju Ming, studied Tai Chi Chuan, the Chinese martial art that originated nearly 1,000 years, and has sometimes been described as moving meditation. Tai Chi exercises are designed to develop harmony between the body and the mind, and the individual are the universe. The spirit of Tai Chi Single Whip presents contrasting, yet complementary, elements-the cold, hard nature of bronze contrasted with the grace and controlled movements of the figure.

Courtesy of the Gateway Foundation.

Dimensions: 84″ x 109″ x 43″
Year Completed: 1998
Material: Bronze
Owner: Gateway Foundation

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