Changchun Figure Sculpture
Changchun may not be the world's most beautiful large city,
but it does seem to have a thing for sculpture
with an annual symposium and a
Mostly, I have problem with contemporary Chinese sculpture.
I think it's ugly -- bad ugly.
But not always - like with the above sports sculpture
(especially with those clouds swirling behind it)
Unfortunately, I can't read the
so I have no idea
how to identify any of these sculptors
They like things rough-strong-bold,
But this one really hits the spot
It would even work for me if
it were painted gray --
but I do enjoy the ghostly effect
of the colors.
(and I like to imagine that color
is running through and from
a person while painting)
Everything seems right with this piece...
the design of the table,
the proportions of the books,
and , of course, the overall
Possibly the name of the artist is
Hsu Yuan Feng
I believe this is the piece
to which Robert Mileham refers
in the following comments.
I had the feeling that it belonged more
in an amusement park
than in a sculpture garden,
but it might be appropriate to a cemetery
(the Chinese love ghost stories)