CENTURY 21 Canada was at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver this week to unveil our sponsored Terracotta Warrior sculpture. The 7 foot fiberglass Warrior is a part of Easter Seals' newest art project in British Columbia. Our Terracotta Warrior will be one of many being displayed in locations around Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond. One Warrior will actually be on display in the Yukon for the summer.
The CENTURY 21 Canada Terracotta Warrior, named David Chin, will be standing in front of the Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. If you're in the area, make sure to take a photo with him and share it on our Facebook page.
David Chin was named and designed by local artist, Juma Wu. She was very familiar with the story of the Terracotta Warriors before starting on this art project. Juma 's inspiration for the CENTURY 21 sponsored Warrior is one of tradition and transformation. In the design titled 'I Through the Space Time', Juma has created a story of how David came to be. From being a guardian of the imperial mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, David has now traveled through time and space to be in Vancouver along with a new body for everyone to see and enjoy.
Terracotta Warriors were originally created around 220 BC to guard the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Thousands of Terracotta Warriors were discovered in Xian province along with chariots, horses and birds in 1974. To this day, only a fraction of the Terracotta Warriors have been excavated from the emperor's tomb.
The Terracotta Warriors were chosen by Easter Seals as a symbol of the multiculturalism of BC. Each sponsored Terracotta Warrior is unique in design, partnering local artists with sponsoring individuals or organizations.
After the summer, on September 27, each Terracotta Warrior will be auctioned off during the Great Terracotta Warrior Banquet & Auction. All proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting children with disabilities in BC through Easter Seals initiatives.
This limited edition art project is the fourth of its kind by the BC Lions Society and Easter Seals. Past projects included Orcas, Bears and Eagles.