The Herd, Andy Li’s text and fiber-based installation, reflects on the Year of The Ox by channeling its most prominent zodiac attributes and the Ox’s ethic of perseverance through the repetition of text. In some mythology, the Ox was sent from the heavens to assist humankind and work with them to prevent famine. This year, the Ox has arrived during a very difficult time for the world. With the New Year, the Ox carries hope through determination, honesty, and patience. The Herd was envisioned to create a serene and unifying environment in Chin Park to remind us that, like a herd of oxen, we are in this together.
Andy Li is a Boston based fiber artist. His work seeks to stitch the common threads of individual experiences into an emotional landscape shared by the community. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012.