Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award

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The gravity-defying sculptural works of Beijing-based artist Zheng Lu focus on the universal images found in nature and the elements.

His creativity, thoughtfulness as a global citizen, and care toward animal protections made him the perfect creator of the new Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award.

The stainless steel artwork follows his “Water in Dripping” series, emphasizing the significance of water as an important resource for all living organisms. The movement of water is a momentary capture of historical space and time, just like the establishment of the award to honor the field of animal protection.

The shape of the award signifies water, while evolving like the DNA helix curve, two core elements of life.

His devotion to nature has been featured prominently in previous installations around the world. In 2017 the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong hosted an exhibition called On Sharks and Humanity, which featured a Zheng Lu 26-foot high shark fin sculpture made of stainless steel fish hooks, aimed at bringing attention to the threat the shark fin trade poses to the species.

Zheng Lu has participated in numerous exhibitions in China and abroad, including at the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow; Musée Océanographique, Monaco; Musée Maillol, Paris; the National Museum of China, Beijing; the Long Museum and the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai. In 2015, the artist had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, one of the leading institutions in the region. He is represented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

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