Exhibitions/ Art Object


Sopheap Pich (born Battambang, Cambodia 1971)
Bamboo and wire
116 × 24 1/2 × 165 1/2 in. (294.6 × 62.2 × 420.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Lent by Tyler Rollins Fine Art
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art
Not on view
“This is the third version of a work I originated in 2004, when I moved from painting to making sculptures out of rattan and bamboo. I simply started by making one stomach [form] and then after I had finished I thought it wasn’t enough, so I made another one and connected them together. The connecting of these two life forms evokes messages of pairing, bonding. While building it took a lot of time and [was] really difficult physically, I had fun and just kind of got lost in the process. But in the end it was all about the pleasure of making and not thinking about those things. Cycle evokes the anonymity of organs, essential to life yet without identity, and thus able to assume universality. The sheer scale of this work, over four meters in length, adds to its otherworldliness, hovering in space, being but not belonging.” —Sopheap Pich
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich," February 23, 2013–July 7, 2013.