Sunday, March 28, 2010


More Vancouver Biennale art. This statue is part of an exhibit called "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.

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