Sunday, March 28, 2010
Meeting" by Wang Shugang, and it sits on the Coal Harbour side of the downtown peninsula, adjacent to the seawall. I took this photo a few days ago during a light rain when I was out on my bicycle. I had to stop and get a closer look. I like the way the raindrops appear to be tears streaming down his face. It's made more poignant when you see the statue in full, as he's positioned in a pose of supplication. The building in the background is the Westin Bayshore Inn, where Howard Hughes famously holed up for almost 6 months in the penthouse suite in 1972. I'm going to try to get around and photograph all the Biennale works in the next few weeks.