July 27, 2016

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Rafael Esquer

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Song Peilun Builds Stunning 20 Hectares Utopia in 20 Years

Photos credits ©2016 CCTV News Would you spend 20 years turning an ancient valley into an expansive art installation? Artist Song Peilun from China thought it was a good idea. For the last two decades, he has been turning a forested patch of land into a tasteful artistic village. It’s …

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Would you spend 20 years turning an ancient valley into an expansive art installation? Artist Song Peilun from China thought it was a good idea. For the last two decades, he has been turning a forested patch of land into a tasteful artistic village. It’s the artist’s tribute to ancient civilizations who once thrived in the area.

Peilun, who is 76-years-old, spent his life savings to create his own paradise. The stunning art utopia expands 20 hectares over a mountainous area in Huaxi, southwest China’s Guizhou province. His inspiration was a two-fold: When he visited the United States he was moved by the shocking similarities between the ethnic minorities in Guizhou and Native Americans. “The artist says he was inspired by the Crazy Horse, a monument dedicated to a Native American warrior in the US state of South Dakota. He realised that he wanted to create something similar in Guizhou.” writes the Daily Mail; And, by his years of research into minority cultures in Guizhou province.

The stunning place is a testament to a grand vision, undying commitment, and relentless discipline. But, aren’t those three characteristics the ones needed to make a difference in this world?

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Photo credit ©Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock
Photo credit ©Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock
Photo credit ©Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photos credits ©2016 CCTV News
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photos credits ©2016 CCTV News
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photos credits ©2016 CCTV News
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photos credits ©2016 CCTV News
new york branding sports graphic design company
Photo credit ©Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock

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