Yang Qiu is an interdisciplinary artist based in Sydney. She transforms everyday produce into whimsical ceramic sculptures, elevating humble vegetables and fruit into an artistic expression.
Informed by her background as a pastry chef and her interest in art, Yang began to explore ceramics as a means of artistic expression, studying fine art at UNSW in 2017, with a focus on painting and ceramics. During this time, she became particularly intrigued by mould-making, which allowed her to create objects of striking and unusual forms.
Drawing inspiration from her experiences as an only child, Yang imbues her work with a sense of whimsy and childlike wonder. She often characterizes her creations with faces and legs, as though infusing them with personalities and identities. Through her artistic process, she envisions herself crafting new friends with whom she can dance and celebrate life.