Monday, November 21, 2016

Terracotta Warriors Updated

Over 2,000 years ago Chinese workers built a life-sized army out of clay, depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang to keep him company in the afterlife. The three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. The Terracotta Warriors are now one of the top tourist attractions in China and a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Image credit: O. Louis Mazzatenta / NGS Image Collection
San Francisco-based artist, Lizabeth Eva Rossof, has updated the Terracotta Warriors by creating an army with the heads of American cartoon characters.

Her Xi'an-American Warriors collection explores the dominance of globalized American media at the intersection of China’s robust industries that replicate copyrighted properties.

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