Such experiences of nature and encounters with natural forces, arguably belong to an ancient Chinese aesthetic tradition, that of landscape ink-painting, even if the form of the sculpture itself is more derivative of Western (specifically Greek and American Modern) aesthetics. This strange conjuncture of two divergent aesthetic lines, both equally lengthy (each approximately 5.000 years), makes Cube Tower an interesting work. This project contributes to a sense of place by creating harmony in the sculpture garden, providing the public meditative or reflective encounters. The site itself is also worthy of mention—it is one of the world’s largest sculpture parks and possesses works by artists from around the world. It provides to Changchun residents and visitors a striking contrast to the urban landscape of high rises, cranes, and traffic.
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