Wolfgang Laib ar Work
Wolfgang Laib was born on 25 March 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. Laib studied medicine in the 1970s in Tübingen. From early on he had been interested in art, foreign cultures, Zen Buddhism and Taoism as well as in the mystics of the European middle ages.
Wolfgang Laib employs natural materials, such as beeswax, rice and large quantities of intense, yellow pollen that he collects by hand near where he lives in a small village in southern Germany. He has spent time in the Far East and in New York.
Rice House, 1990
marble and rice
7 3/8 x 25 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches
White marble, rice, pollen from hazelnut
The Five Mountains Not to Climb On (Die fünf unbesteigbaren Berge), 1984.
Hazelnut pollen, height: approximately 2 3/4 inches.
Marble and milk
2 3/8 x 23 7/16 x 28 3/4 inches
Milkstone sculpture is a block of marble into which very shallow depressions are sanded and then filled with milk.