ai weiwei current work at the Tate Modern ... I wish I could see it live and touch and walk on those handmade porcelain seeds ... wonderful!
"what you see is not what you see, and what you see is not what it means. The sculptural installation is made up of what appear to be millions of sunflower seed husks, apparently identical but actually unique. Although they look realistic, each seed is made out of porcelain. And far from being industrially produced, 'readymade' or found objects, they have been intricately hand-crafted by hundreds of skilled artisans [...] Sunflower Seeds is a sensory and immersive installation, which we can touch, walk on and listen to as the seeds shift beneath our feet. To touch one piece is to interact with the whole, a poignant commentary on the relationship between the individual and the masses." read the whole of it here
all images from the Tate's site