Dan Halter, September 2006
His works are deeply labour intensive yet not usually overly-laborious. They do not dwell on their hand-crafted nature and even, as in the case of Zhingzhong Mother and Child, hide such information. In this we see the hand of the artist as the reverse of that of the stone-thrower. That last-mentioned hand is the one that in a casual, thoughtless act puts out an eye, takes down a child. The artist takes days amd hours and weeks to express a gesture that passes us by; gives a fleeting smile and allows us to file our of the gallery to our next appointment. It is a gesture that allows us to be free to be free.
Excerpt from Woven Into The Stuff of Life by Andrew Lamprecht, 2006. Text accompanying exhibition.
Halter - 'Take Me To Your Leader'