In China, the pig is known for having a lucky and happy character and a sense of humour. In the western world, people say ‘pigs might fly’. This artwork explores both eastern and western notions about this lovable animal.
About the artist
Born in Beijing 1964, John Deng studied architecture and interior design at the China Central Fine Arts and Design Institute. He arrived in Australia in 1989 and lives in Goulburn. He has held exhibitions in China and Australia and his work is held in private and corporate collections.
The figure of the zodiac Pig can be characterised as honorable, philanthropic and optimistic. The Pig can be incredibly focused and achieve great things.
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.