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Xie Caomin: Samsara
10am - 5pm
2010/2011 Working Artist Project
Caomin Xie is a 2010/2011 Working Artist Project Fellow selected by Allison Unruh, Assistant Curator from The Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Caomin Xie: Samsara
“My interpretation of the Buddhist’s idea is all throughout my recent paintings of “Mandala of Ruins” series. Mandala first appeared in Tantric Buddhism as a form of sand painting. In the making of Mandala, different colored sand processed in metempsychosis like pictures changing in a kaleidoscope. It embodies the Buddhist concepts of creation, dwelling, destruction and emptiness. When we are confronting the stupendous creative and destructive powers of today’s technology, for me, Mandala is the best visual metaphor of our world.”