Thursday, 19 February 2015
Belgian designer Charles Kaisin has created a giant goat for the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The goat will be exhibited in Hong Kong throughout the Year of the Goat, until February 7th 2016, the artist’s team said in a statement on Thursday.
The 11-metre high piece is named “Hyphen” and is made up of 15,000 origami horses which form a goat placed among a large network of red strings. It symbolizes the passing from the Year of the Horse to the Year of the Goat.
“Gold is a sign of wealth and perfection and the red symbolises happiness and prosperity. The artist’s team explained that the gold-coloured paper used for each element acts like a kaleidoscope, reflecting light onto the the walls of the new design centre (PMQ) where the work is suspended.”
Charles Kaisin was born in December 1972. His works are primarily made of recycled materials, in particular newspaper and plastic bags.