May 13, 2009 Tri-City Voice
Shape, curve, and three-dimensionality
By Dustin Findley
This week is your last chance for a truly 3-dimensional experience at the Phantom Art Gallery in Milpitas. Feng Jin has metal sculptures on display until Friday, May 15.
Feng Jin trained the number one school in China for classical art training. Feng Jin's parents worked in a machine shop. He went there and enjoyed "playing with the metal."
The work on display features older and newer work. Feng Jin chose to exhibit pieces that demonstrate his new style of turning Chinese calligraphy into sculpture.
So that everybody could enjoy the shape, curve, and three-dimensionality of the characters, they are not complete representations of Chinese calligraphy.
Feng Jin works with patina-finished stainless steel. "The material has life" he said.
Feng Jin plans to continue producing calligraphy inspired pieces, and probably try smaller versions.
He is working on how to create a poem in sculpture to hang on the wall.
The artist implores that visitors to use eyes and heart to enjoy the art. Please do not touch. Touching might damage the piece and creates safety concerns.
Feng's official website, where you can learn more about him and his sculpture, is www.dreamcatchersarts.com
Metal sculptures exhibit
until May 15
Phantom Art Gallery
457 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas