Shadow Knives: Amazing Scenes Carved on the Blades of Knives by Li Hongbo
Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo is most known for his relationship with paper. As part of a solo exhibition at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong, he created a brand new series of metal sculptures entitled ‘Shadow Knives’.
In this series, Hongbo has transformed common kitchen knives and butcher knives into delicate works of art by carving in their steel blades intricate wildlife scenes.
These pieces are made as a warning that Li gives to the society – ‘human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals.’