Female Sculptor Donates Artwork to Celebrate China's Lunar Probe Launch
By Fan WenjunEditor: Yang Zixin
Chinese sculptor Huang Jian has donated her sculpture Dream Comes True: Chang'e Flying to the Moon to the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in conjunction with the launch of China's lunar probe Chang'e-3, which blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on December 2, 2013.
|The sculpture Dream Comes True: Chang'e Flying to the Moon by Chinese sculptor Huang Jian [Huang Jian]
The positive spirit displayed in the sculpture expresses the courage of the Chinese nation in realizing the ‘Chinese Dream’.
Huang is a famous sculptor who has contributed to arts research and is known for her environmental awareness. Her group sculpture China-UK Friendship Polo Contest was presented as a gift to the 2012 London Olympic Games in 2012.
Chang'e is the Chinese goddess of the Moon. Unlike many lunar deities in other cultures who personify the Moon, Chang'e only lives on the Moon. She is the subject of several legends in Chinese mythology, most of which incorporate several of the following elements: Houyi the Archer, a benevolent or malevolent emperor, an elixir of life, and of course, the Moon. In modern times, Chang'e is the namesake of China's lunar exploration program.
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