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"The Drip Drop Of Dreams" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Drip Drop Of Dreams" (梦的点滴 - 床)
ARTIST Xu Yihan 徐义涵
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2010
SIZE 210(W)×156(H)×5(D) cm | 82.7(W)×61.5(H)×2(D) inches
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 21 kg | 46 lb • CRATED: 85 kg | 187 lb
CRATE SIZE 235(W)×176(H)×20(D) cm | 93(W)×69(H)×8(D) inches
EXPOSURE island6 Bund Grand Opening at island6 Bund
“Babas and Yayas” at island6 Marina
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting)

The bed has seen much happiness, my mother reminds me as we embrace on the dock. The bed and I are both being packed off for an alien land and an alien husband. My father tells me I am a cherished prize, but I know I am only an import. Tears shine in my mother’s eyes, but my father’s eyes shine only with the tin that will soon flow into his house in the place of his daughter. And suddenly I am on the ship, and the bed is packed in under the deck that rolls beneath my feet. We are in this together - the bed and I - and at least I will sleep at home every night, regardless of who sleeps there with me. I have never been fond of boats, and my current surroundings do nothing to dissuade my lack of affection. The once charming salt smell of the sea settles in my lungs, and water slowly drips – drip drop, drip drop - onto the pillow beside my defeated head. I close my eyes and picture the bed bathed in dusty sunlight, and imagine the joy of all the women who have lain there before me. [Kathleen McCampbell]

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