Boat of the Floating World
LOCATION: Yangpu District, Shanghai
Boat of the Floating World is a boat-shaped sculpture, “floating”, on the bank of the Huangpu River. Standing by side of the busy river, the sculpture will create a contrast between motion and stillness, the imaginary and real space. The upper part of the sculpture is a boat house which represents a contemporary architectural structure in abstract form. Through this boat house, viewers can recall and imagine the old buildings in the docks of the Huangpu River of the past. The middle part of the work is in a linear form based on the shape of the Huangpu River. Symbolizing an “arrow of time”, it connects the past, the present and the future of the river.