“如果你从无限中移走或添加一部分，剩下的还是无限。” – 夜柔吠陀·印度，公元前1200－900
https://www.gooood.cn/preview/post/1088108“If you remove or add a part from the infinite, the rest is infinite.” – Yejuveda·India, 1200-900 B.C.
Although “∞” is a mathematical symbol, it has diverse and rich concepts in theology, philosophy, mathematics and daily life. When the British John Wallis placed the 8 levels as “∞” and explained the concept of “infinity” in mathematics, this concept was already recorded in India about 2500 years ago.
▼展览上的∞画作，Painting of ∞ during the exhibition ©王楠
At the 2nd Pingyao International Sculpture Festival in July 2019, dozens of artists from all over the world led by sculpture, presenting a powerful artistic feast. This is the first time for Tony Brown’s sculpture “∞” Appeared in public view. At the end of the summer of 2020, “∞”, which is several times the size of the Pingyao International Sculpture Festival, landed on the campus of Xi’an Eurasia University. A discussion about the East and the West, tradition and modernity, and humanities and nature was launched in a wider range.
▼2019年平遥国际雕塑节参展作品《∞》，∞ in the 2019 Pingyao International Sculpture Festival ©王楠
Corten Steel，Wood Base
在谈及这座耗时一年多，经过Tony Brown、欧亚学院及奕木艺术多方努力完成的雕塑作品《∞》时，Tony Brown给出的关键词是“融合”。《∞》是建筑学、园林艺术、雕塑艺术的融合，也是坚硬材料与流畅曲线、平整板面的融合。它试图表达作品与环境的关联，利用每一个空洞关系去诠释无限符号的无限概念。Tony Brown认为作品能够与人产生互动性非常重要，当人们可以坐在上面聊天，可以站在上面拍照时，人与作品、作品与树木、人与环境之间的互动会构成一种全新而和谐的融合。
When talking about this sculpture “∞”, which took more than a year and was completed by Tony Brown, Xi’an Eurasia University and Yimu Art, the key word given by Tony Brown is “fusion”. “∞” is a fusion of architecture, garden art, and sculpture art. It is also a fusion of hard materials, smooth curves and flat surfaces. It attempts to express the connection between the work and the environment, using every empty relationship to interpret the infinite concept of infinite symbols. Tony Brown believes that it is very important for works to interact with people. When people can sit on it and chat, stand on it and take pictures, the interaction between people and works, works and trees, and people and the environment will constitute a new and harmonious interaction.
▼《∞》于西安欧亚学院的实景呈现效果，∞ in Xian Eurasia University ©王楠
▼雕塑与环境的融合，Integration of the sculpture and the nature ©王楠
From the exhibition drafts of the Pingyao International Sculpture Festival to the large-scale sculptures of Xi’an Eurasia University，Yimu Art cooperated with Tony Brown to complete the secondary deepening, production and installation of all works of “∞”. Faced with the display effects and needs of different spaces, Yimu Art considered different presentation forms and differentiated craft details to ensure the best presentation form of the works in different spaces.
▼《∞》部分深化稿，Developed drawing of the sculpture ©Tony Brown+Yimu Art&Design
The difficulty of “∞” at the technical level is mainly in two aspects. One is the extremely high accuracy requirement. Because the overall sculpture shape exceeds the existing specifications of the finished weathering steel plate, in order to ensure the smoothness of the modeling curve, the seamless splicing of the surface Smoothness is particularly important for tolerance accuracy; the second is the surface painting of the work. The work needs to be painted outdoors after the installation is completed. It is very important to choose favorable weather, and the matte paint cannot be polished and must be molded in one time. One does not increase the difficulty of construction.
▼《∞》材料及施工过程，Material and construction process ©Tony Brown+Yimu Art&Design
The cooperation between Yimu Art and Tony Brown and Xi’an Eurasia University conveyed the concept of breaking through the diversified evolution of traditional forms with a thinking mode that goes beyond the conventional. Through the concept of “scale” and “field”, it has constructed a philosophy full of philosophical thinking. And valuable humanities works. Through the bridge of art, Yimu Art connects Chinese and Western artists with the commercial market, and continuously explores and practices urban public art culture, creating unlimited possibilities for art and the city.
▼平面图，plan ©Tony Brown+Yimu Art&Design
▼雕塑+基础示意图，Drawing of the sculpture and the foundation ©Tony Brown+Yimu Art&Design
▼雕塑A拆分图，Split drawing of the sculpture A ©Tony Brown+Yimu Art&Design
设计方：Tony Brown （法国）
主创及设计团队：Tony Brown （法国）