Beijing based artist Wang Ruilin creates surreal animal sculptures. The animal that seem real but certainly do not act like animals. They carry mountains, oceans, cliffs and other miniature worlds we live in on their backs and antlers. The copper sculptures are inspired by Eastern classical painting that’s been combined with past experiences and interpretations of the artist's dreams. His amazing journey as an artist began when he was 4 or 5 years old and got obsessed with a painting of a horse by the artist Xu Beihong.
‘I seek harmony with nature’, Ruilin on his work ‘nature’s greatness lies in her inclusion of everything on earth, while man’s greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. to find conformity to nature is my life attitude’. (via)