A model of Thoreau's cabin on a scale of 1:4, in concrete. This piece is built in a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Mount Lushan, west of Shanghai. It stands next to an old path near the summit. The path is composed of old stones inscribed with quotes from Chinese philosophers. In the late 19th century, British businessman and missionary leased the land around Mount Lushan from the Chinese government and then sold parcels of it to Western missionaries who built huge villas there. It was a refuge for the rich. In that spot, the wealthy Westerners did exactly what Thoreau was advocating against.
group exhibition in public space
'International Forest Art', China, Mount Lushan (China)