China creating eight-legged Bruce Lee sculpture to compete with Statue of LibertyAugust 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 18 (ANI): Chinese artists in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province, are creating a red painted 30-meter-tall and eight-legged sculpture of legend Bruce Lee, which they hope would eventually be recognised as a landmark very much like the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour.
According to China Daily, the ceramic statue depicts an eight-legged Bruce Lee, known as Li Xiaolong in Chinese, balancing world famous monuments on each foot. These include The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower, and the Bird’s Nest, or National Olympic Stadium, in Beijing.
“We hope it can compete with the Statue of Liberty. But our sculpture, The Kungfu God of 1,000 Legs, is meant to symbolize Chinese wisdom, creativity and health,” an artist Shu Yong, said.
It took 100 people six months to complete the sculpture, because of its complexity and size of the ceramics.
Lee, the Enter the Dragon star, was born in San Francisco but has ancestral links to Foshan.
The towering sculpture, which looks like a stop-motion capture of Lee doing one of his explosive high kicks, is expected to be ready by next year.
“We are taking it to the Guggenheim Museum (in Manhattan) next year as part of a grand world tour,” Yong added. (ANI)
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