Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

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Post by Luinil on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:56 am

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A sculpture by Chinese artist Liu Bolin titled "Burning Man Obama" is tested at a workshop in Beijing November 11, 2009. The sculpture represents U.S. President Barack Obama's impact on the world.
REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA POLITICS SOCIETY)

Now... I don't know what to make of this... In the artist's eyes, is he setting the world ablaze in a good way or a bad way? Or is Obama simply setting himself lighting himself on fire like certain Buddhist monks once did...?

Any way you look at it, it is humorous. What do you think?

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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by Kenzomatic on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:45 am

Outside the fantastic 4 I don't think being on fire ever represents a good thing. Plus his arms are crossed which usually represents frustration or unreceptiveness it certainly isn't welcoming. I mean the pose is just odd and in no way heroic.

Fire can represent a lot of things but from the pose you don't get passion or suffering its like he is burning in his indifference.

Now givin the level of Obama worship out there I'm sure its supposed to be positive. But if there's one thing I learned from all my art classes its not what the artist thinks it means its how the audience interprets it.

Hey maybe this represent how moths flock to him and are going to get burned.

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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by Alasted on Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:40 pm

Shouldn't that sculpture be hanging from a pole or something?
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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by c03n3nj0 on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:21 pm

If I didn't know, I wouldn't even think that looked like Obama.
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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by B4L on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:58 pm

He got the power !.... makes a nice heater .

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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by dusty_fox on Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 pm

I don't really see the resemblance.
Is he gas powered?
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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by Flow on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:58 am

I think his pose, with the arms crossed and everything, is very imposing, and that he looks satisfied and ambitious. I see no disrespect in this sculpture
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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by Xen on Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:46 pm

Dude looks satisfied.
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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by Mako on Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:17 pm

That would be scary to own.
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Re: Chinese Artist Debuts 'Burning Man Obama'...

Post by dsister on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:04 am

Maybe the sculptor thinks that he is hot
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