Guernica in Sand is a piece by Lee Mingwei which starts out as a sand painting of Picasso’s Guernica. Beginning at sunrise, one person at a time was allowed to walk over the sand painting barefoot. At sunset four participants were invited to sweep the sand towards the middle of the installation, and the project was left in this condition until the exhibit closed. The goal was to draw attention to the power of transformation rather than the pain caused by clinging to things as they are.
-Lee Mingwei’s personal statement
Be sure to check out Lee Mingwei’s The Dining Project which is currently part of our Feast exhibit at Gund Gallery.