Easter Island Statues In Beijing

john  —  June 29, 2012

Around our apartment in CBD, there are a number of new developments and office complex being built. Sometime last year I noticed a number of public artworks, mainly sculptures being erected. Probably the weirdest are these Easter Island heads at the back of our apartment. They look totally out of place, as the originals are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Easter Island. Sadly, it’s another example of China copying something rather than creating its own art. I would rather of seen something which reflected the area and had a more Chinese character. There are so many new young modern artists in Beijing it’s a shame they had to produce another copycat piece of art.

(Blog posted by Ray on May 15, 2012. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)