Darlings, you may remember Beijing artist Li Hongbo from our feature on him last year. His creations, inspired by simple paper lantern construction techniques, are fascinating sculptures that slink and stretch, transforming with a single pull from unassuming figures to bizarre unspooled creatures posed in toppled towers of looped limbs. It is difficult for still pictures to convey the outlandish fluidity of these sculptures in motion, so I was quite pleased to discover a new film by Todd Martin that captures them in all their outré glory.
You can find more videos and information about the construction of Li Honbo’s sculptures in our previous article. For more images, visit Li Hongbo’s online biography, the Dominik Mersch Gallery page, and the gallery below.