Superstar

Two Giant Naked Buddhas Scale a Building in China

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: kotaku & neatorama
The religious figure associated with Buddhism can often be depicted in various ways, but the two giant naked Buddhas that are seen scaling the side of a building in Jinan, Shandong province, China, are unlike anything seen before. Although the mysterious art installation can be deemed offensive, it is undeniably entertaining as well. Not to mention extremely well-executed.

The lifelike flesh of the two giant naked Buddhas will have people averting their eyes shyly in no time. According to Eric of Kotaku East, "Online in China, the news media has made allusions to the classic Chinese dish called 'Buddha Jumps Over The Wall'." Other than that speculation, however, the inspiration and mastermind behind the installation remains elusive to the media. That hasn't stopped people from enjoying it, however. Stats for Colossal Religious Figure Sculptures Trending: This Year & Hot
Traction: 7,137 clicks in 31 w
Interest: 2.9 minutes
Concept: Giant Naked Buddhas
Related: 82 examples / 63 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
Comparison Set: 30 similar articles, including: reflective rainbow installations, gift-wrapped subways, and cascading ribbon installations.