“Search for the Real” is an immersive, multimedia display by Clifford Ross that began with his meditation on a 12x18” ink painting executed by renowned artist Pan Gongkai, President of the China Central Academy of Fine Art. The artwork was created especially for this project. Ross began by photographing Pan Gongkai’s ink painting at an extremely high resolution, treating the painting as if it were a natural landscape. He then transformed his photographs into large-scale maple wood prints and created a five minute video in which the ink seems to lift from the paper, taking the viewer on a 3D journey. The artists are inspired by nature - and each other’s work.