From a distance, this sculpture looks like a large, upside down cigarette. Look a little bit closer, however, and you’ll be blown away by the amount of detail that went into creating Cigarette Ash Landscape
cut and layered images of city skylines
In ‘cigarette ash landscape’, an installation by Chinese photographer and artist Yang YongLiang
, black and white photographs are collaged and piled to mimic cigarette ash. The tip of a huge cigarette sculpture hung vertically in the installation space is revealed upon closer view to consist of cut and layered images of city skylines
. Below, a pile of ash, composed of small rectangular image cutouts, sits upon a length of fake grass scattered with artificial flowers.
full view of the installation
detail view of the fallen ‘ash’