Nebula



NEBULA
2019

Lava stone beads, golden threads
6m X 4m X 4m

Woven through golden threads, Yan suspends thousands of lava stone beads to create the blooming interstellar space—Nebula. Inspired by volcano eruptions and cosmos explosions, Nebula takes viewers into a surrealist environment far beyond reality, across time, space and dimensions. Once volcanic eruptions swipe out original landscapes, fertile lands are created. Nebulae are formed by a collapse of astronomical clouds or planets that may in turn become a stellar nursery for the birth of new stars. Both nebulae and volcanoes share the similarity of accumulating millions of years of energy to reach its button for “reset”. Through the installation, Yan represents the moment where all past experiences collide to form a burst of infinite possibilities beyond ones original existence.