Inspired by the famous chariots unearthed alongside the terracotta warriors of Xi’an, artist Qian Jian Hua reimagines the Horse symbol for a modern Sydney audience. Acknowledging China’s long military history, the Horse lantern depicts ancient war horses leading a chariot. The Horse lantern is inspired by the Terracotta Warriors.
About the artist
Qian Jian Hua was born in Nanjing and came to Australia in 1991 as a visiting scholar. He now lives and works in Sydney and his sculptures have been displayed in many major exhibitions in Australia.
The Zodiac symbol of the Horse can be characterised as adaptable, loyal and courageous. The always active Horse stands tall in the crowd.
Explore the 13 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Lunar Festival.
The Lunar Lanterns will be lit from dusk each evening, but are just as impressive by day.