Beijing's Subway (Metro) Art

LINE 2 – Gaomidian North
(高米店北)

 

 

Gaomidian literally translates as ‘Tall rice shop’.

But this work, called ‘Auspicious Clouds’, by Shou Yi, is based on a theme of national integration, which was the cornerstone of prosperity in the Chinese empire during the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

This forged copper relief combines jumping deer, fish, warriors on horseback, eagles soaring in the clouds, swans, bullocks and clouds... and that’s just for starters.

Definitely worth a much closer look!