This week I am in Weihai, mostly meeting with clients at factories but also taking some time to see this wonderful piece of public art that proudly adorns the Weihai sea front.
This giant sculpture is titled Haisong Square Picture in Picture and is by and artist called Fu Zhongwang. Fu Zhongwang is a renowned Chinese sculptor and is the current president of the Hubei Museum of Art. The giant copper sculpture is about linking the sea and the land and represents Weihai’s past, present and future.
I have been coming to Weihai for the past 6 years as part of my job as a textile designer. It’s a really friendly city in the far North East of Shandong province. It is a seaport with a colonial history – it was leased by the British from 1898 – 1930 when it was called Port Edward and the area was called Weihaiwei. Now it is a bustling industrial city, and a seaside holiday destination. I’m not sure if I would be taking my holidays here J but I’m happy to be here every so often and soak up the public art on beautiful sunny days like today!
Big thanks go to my lovely colleague Emma for taking me here today.