AN ARTIST’S TRIBUTE TO FAMILIES
Chinese artist Han Meilin’s colossal 9000kg sculpture, Coming Home, has a Confucian theme that is also universal—the importance of family.
The sculpture renders members of the family nucleus in three types of metal: steel for the father, bronze for the mother, and gold for the child. The child is perched on the patriarch’s shoulder, while the family is surrounded by a flock of colourful birds, expressing the idea of returning and being homeward-bound.
Han is the chief designer of fuwa, the good-luck doll mascots of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.