China artist Han Meilin’s colossal 900kg sculpture follows a theme that is intriniscally Confucian yet universal – the importance of family. The sculpture represents a family nucleus through three varieties of metal: steel for the father, bronze for the mother and gold for the child perched on the patriarch’s shoulder. The chief designer for “fuwa” – the Beijing Olympic mascots, Han surrounds the family with a flock of colourful birds, articulating the notion of returning and being homeward bound. The sculpture is appropriately located within the South Arrival Immigration Hall.
South Arrival Immigration Hall