Chinese-born New Zealand artist and sculptor Chen Weiming’s latest coronavirus sculpture is displayed in California
02 Jun 2021
Chen Weiming poses beside his latest sculpture "ccp virus" on display at Liberty Sculpture Park.
Niloufar Saleem, Gulf Today
Artist and sculptor Chen Weiming’s latest sculpture "ccp virus" is displayed at Liberty Sculpture Park in the Mojave desert town of Yermo, California.
Chen Weiming walks beside his latest sculpture "ccp virus" on display at Liberty Sculpture Park.
The park and sculptures, located off the Interstate 15 freeway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, are the creation of Chinese-born New Zealand artist and sculptor Chen Weiming.
Weiming unveiled "Tank Man" two years ago on the 30th anniversary of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and where new pieces such as Chen's latest coronavirus sculpture "ccp virus" are displayed.
The "ccp virus" sculpture stands beside an information board.
In 2008 Chen created the 6.4 metre replica Goddess of Democracy statue for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and in 1991 was comissioned by the New Zealand government to create a 3-metre-bronze statue of Edmund Hillary.