About the Artist
Justin Qian (Qian Jian Hua) moved to Australia in 1991 and continued his practice as an artist in Sydney. He had since won numerous sculpture awards including being a finalist in the Wynne Prize at Art Gallery of NSW in 2006, the Blake Prize in 2007, and the Blacktown Arts Exhibition in 2004 and 2006. Justin Qian had also exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea in 2007 and 2008. He was also commissioned by the City of Sydney to design the Horse lantern that was exhibited as part of the Chinese New Year Festival at Martin Place in 2016 and near Circular Quay in 2017.
About the artwork
To all the people in the world who are blind and have lost their light, like the holy chrysanthemum, in the long lonely dark night, I wish them tenacity and bravery to pursue their hopes and dreams, never give up!