World famous Chinese artist and UNEP Patron for Arts and the Environment, Mr. Yuan Xikun is working on a giant sculpture of the Ancient Chinese Goddess Nuva from rock from five continents of the world and water from the two Arctic poles. This image of the Chinese Goddess has been used as a symbol for China’s ozone layer protection efforts. The announcement was made during his visit to Maldives from October 16 to 20, 2011 at the invitation of the Country’s President H. E. Mohamed Nasheed. The sculpture he plans to create will feature a woman carrying a rectangle block in her outstretched arms. According to ancient Chinese myth, Nuva is a goddess who smelted a seven-color stone to block a hole in the sky. Mr. Yuan will present this giant sculpture as his donation and support to UNEP during the HPMP Launch of China on 19-20 December 2011.
Today during OzonAction Side Event Mr. Yuan Xikun received rock and water from all over the world to help him achieve his project. Visit OzonAction Facebook for more info.