The Emperor’s Cloak
PrizeHonorable Mention in Sculpture
ArtistYing His Liao
The idea develops from the emperor’s cloak and the veneration to the universe and the nature. The white color cloak covers the inner brightness interpreting the humble attitude of oriental culture. Meanwhile, the white color cloak also represents the symbolic idol of Guanyin – the Goddess of Mercy. Keeping Guanyin in heart helps people have her mercy all around. The background looks both like a lotus and a shell. Lotus symbolises Guanyin while a shell symbolises the ancient coin. Shaping like the dancing sea wave, it’s the fusion of the Heaven and the Earth; as well as the perpetual changing long river of time.