To set a lone tenant of aesthetic appraisal to this man, I choose: Balance. Notice how the graceful curve and heft of his exposed belly is terminated in another bulge, the artfully hanging codpiece pack. A pale yin to a bulky yang. This is echoed in the delicate tuft of bleached yellow hair floating atop his formidable shaved dome. Art! Living, breathing art.
Alison Jia saw him “directing parking in the bus lot near the city wall in Xi’an.” Check out her sweet ceramics project Middle Kingdom Porcelain and you’ll find even more pleasing Chinese forms.