via The Art of Sculpture:
Xu Bing, A Book from the Sky. 1987-91.
An installation that took Xu Bing over four years to complete, A Book from The Sky is comprised of printed volumes and scrolls containing four thousand “false” Chinese characters invented by the artist and then painstakingly hand-cut onto wooden printing blocks.
via Bailey, whose tags for this are important:
#oh wow #you guys #she literally invented as many characters as an educated Chinese person knows #she literally invented an entire ideographic writing system #you guys #art #A Book from the Sky #I wonder who translated the title #in Japanese the character for sky also means void