The artist's Chinese name is the word for a red cloud before snowfall—a term that is not directly translatable into any one word or name in English. This piece is an attempt to translate the experience of having an untranslatable name. The work also honors this name as a silent aspect of the artist’s identity, as it is no longer spoken amongst the living. “Pyrocumulus" refers to a convective cloud initiated by fire, most often from a volcanic eruption. In this case, it is a nod to the artist's material of choice.
Glass and metal | 7’ x 4’6” x 2’6” | 2015 | Images (left, top right): Gabriel Cosma