Li Xiangqun was born in 1961 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. Currently dean of the Luxun Fine Arts Academy, professor and doctoral supervisor at the Tsinghua University Academy of Arts and Design and member of the China Artists Association council.
This sculpture is like a standard profile of ancient Chinese sages: a slender yet forceful figure with a humble gesture of courtesy indicated by placing one hand over another in front of the chest. Even though we can’t see his eyes, we are able to feel his overpowering wisdom. The spiritual practitioner, as depicted here in succinct sculptural language, is a symbol of traditional oriental culture. His unique charisma of optimism, integrity and perseverance has long been honored throughout time. The long history of this figure is, on the other hand, an aloof refection of the limitlessness of life.