Video: the Painted steel landscape sculpture The Earth Backbone.
The Earth Backbone, Qingdao Expo. 2014.
Basic Information of the outdoor painted stainless steel sculpture The Earth Backbone
Sculpture Name: The Earth Backbone
Dimension: L28m x H5m X W2.8m
Material: Surface 304 Stainless steel + Internal structure mild steel
Finish: Lacquer caoted
Installation site: Qiingdao, China,
Completion year: 2014.
Detail Information About the outdoor painted stainless steel sculpture The Earth Backbone
This artwork came from a young Chinese sculptor named Jing Xiaolei, who created it for Qingdao Expo. in 2014. It belongs the Bone series which theme is in the future, after breaking the code of nature, people will look back and worship the original simplicity and greatness.
The outdoor stainless steel sculpture the Earth Backbone, completed in 2014 for the Qingdao Expo, is 28 meters long, with a backbone piercing from the earth and then falling back to the earth, which is Mr. Jing Xialei’s first attempt at public art with in this style of work.
This sculpture was made by 304 stainless steel with white painting. The main craft to produce is hand forging. Each segment of the backbone was enlarged by 3D computer model, and forged in stainless steel panel to form the shape of each segment. Then connected each of them with internal mild steel structure and welding. This is an extraordinary artworks among these sculptures group in the Qingdao Expo. 2014, also bring the incredible experience to the guests from different countries.
The maquette of the Earth Backbone from sculptor Mr. Jing Xiaolei.
The 3D renderings of daytime and night view of the Earth Backbone.
The mass fabrication in Sino factory.
Site installation of the Earth Backbone in Qingdao, Expo Yard.
The final installation of the Earth Backbone.