*1 Pair Remaining*
These porcelain editions by Yu-Wen Wu, made with ceramicist Rachel Hadari (@rachelhadari), are based on Wu’s grandmother’s wooden moon blocks, which are a divination tool used by practicing Buddhists and Daoists to seek guidance through a simple yes-or-no question. The original divinity blocks, worn down by her grandmother’s 86 years of life are rubbed smooth, and yet they are also scuffed and nicked from decades of being tossed on temple floors. On their last trip to the temple together before Wu’s family emigrated to the United States from Taiwan, she recalls, her grandmother brought along her blocks, and this time she asked the gods: “Will we be safe and happy in America?”
This edition of 10 is available for $108 each. All are tied and knotted with red thread, making each pair unique in their own way.
Moon Blocks / Porcelain, Bisque / 2021 / 3″ Length / $108