I have never encountered a piece of art that has a more contagious smile than the pieces done by Contemporary Chinese Artist, Yue Minjun. Vancouver is privelaged to have his sculpture art work displayed at Morton Park, where pedestrians, drivers and bikers alike will surely take notice. The bronze figures are sculpted self portraits of the artist himself and the pieces are appropriately titled “A-maze-ing Laughter”.
Although there has certaintly been deeper, social and cultural relevence to his art pieces – the element that I find inspiring is how his art has evolved into a symbol of happiness on an international scale. The inspiration and emotion that fuels art and design is fascinating and Yue Minjun is an excellent example of this. Check out the Morton Park Sculptures if you are ever in the area!