POTD: Camouflage Commerce

Camouflage Commerce
Nanjing, China
2018

Just inside the entrance to the modern temple I was visiting, at first I thought this was just and interesting abstract sculptural piece. Then I noticed the heads behind what turned out to be the admissions desk. (Yes, they do charge admission at many of the temples in China–they are as much tourist attractions as they are places of worship. I believe I got into this one for free though cuz I’m an old fart.)

POTD: Art Walk

Art Walk
Nanjing, China
2018

The expansive portico on this Buddhist temple was lined with one relief sculptured mural after another. My Chinese artist friend who I stayed with in Nanjing was asked to design one of the temple murals. Even though he would have been well paid he declined the offer because they made the decision not allow the artists to sign their work.