Xu Bing collected dust from the ruins of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11 to create his powerful Where Does the Dust Itself Collect(2011). Ten years after the tragedy, the dust was “stenciled” onto a wooden floor surface in the shape of a quotation from a Zen Buddhist poem that says: As there is nothing from the first, / Where does the dust itself collect?”See below some shots of the artist’s process and the final piece.

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