Wu Ching Ju
'I become entirely engrossed in my subject … I shut out the outside world, which, in oriental philosophy, is extremely important. Only when you can completely concentrate are you at peace with yourself.'
Wu Ching Ju's sculptures sensitively abstract Western figurative sculpture from its traditional form, while reaching new levels of expression. 'Emotions play an important part in my work', she says. 'Serenity, modesty, sadness, tranquillity and joy feature prominently.' While her subjects clearly reflect her passion for Chinese history, legend and religion, her process, she explains, closely engages with it too.