The China news says this 4 foot high peacock is a lantern made out of potatoes. It's on display at a department store in Northeast China's Liaoning Province. 2008 is the International Year of the Potato as declared by the United Nations. The declaration is to promote food safety and alleviate poverty. China/Safety? OOOOkay.
Implications - This peacock sculpture from China is an example of the new fad that is hitting the design industry worldwide. In creative industries like fashion or interior design, staying cutting edge is of the utmost importance. Thus, designers are looking to innovate in aesthetics, structure and mediums used, with potatoes as the latest unconventional material used.