The San Francisco-based sculptor employed the same soil and process used to build the original third-century terracotta army. Rossoff even worked with a replica studio in Xi’an to make sure the traditional garbs were correct. The only difference is that her ‘warriors’ have the heads of pop culture characters!
According to Rossoff, her work laments on political, economic, and personal issues. This series, in particular, “playfully explores the concerns of American media’s global influence and China’s industry of counterfeiting the copyrighted properties held by said media.”