Bruce Lee to rival Statue of Liberty

Beijing: Chinese artists are creating a 30-metre-tall sculpture of Bruce Lee which they hope will one day become a landmark on the scale of the Statue of Liberty in New York.

The red-painted ceramic statue being made by sculptors in Foshan city in Guangdong province that bills itself as the home of Chinese kung fu, depicts an eight-legged Bruce Lee, known as Li Xiaolong in Chinese, balancing world famous monuments on each foot, China Daily reported Wednesday.

These monuments include the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Shanghai`s Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bird`s Nest, or the National Olympic Stadium, in Beijing.

Lee, considered one of the most influential martial art experts of the 20th century, was a Chinese American actor and martial arts instructor.

The towering sculpture, which looks like a stop-motion capture of Lee doing one of his explosive high kicks, will not be ready for another year, artist Shu Yong said.

"We hope it can compete with the Statue of Liberty. But our sculpture, the kung fu god of 1,000 Legs, is meant to symbolise Chinese wisdom, creativity and health," he said.

"We are taking it to the Guggenheim Museum (in Manhattan, US) next year as part of a grand world tour," he said.


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