It looks like Weimin He’s insightful depictions of the development of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter will remain on display for 3 or 4 years. Take the newly created short cut between Walton Street and Woodstock Road and you will see his work on 50 giant hoardings.
The Observatory and Weimin were the inspiration for the opening line of my poem.
“In Oxford, a solitary observer look to the stars
dreaming points of painted time.”
For info and images click on the link compiled by the wonderfully supportive Nic Newman.
Caroline Ashley’s poem Blessing is also on a hoarding. It’s inspiring to think that thousands of people who don’t normally read poetry will see Caroline’s poem and ‘An Artist Observes.’ But one thing I am sure off : those who take the time to look will not forget Weimin’s artworks.
Its best to see the hoardings but if you live far away click on this link to see some of them. North Hoardings Revised 02-06
My feature on the project prior to the hoardings going up.Weimin at ROQ
If Chinese art and history interests you click on the section below called ‘China’and you will find features on AiWeiwei, Xu Bing, Fang Shaolin, Qu Leilei and more.