Red Copper 50(H) x 100(L) x 70(D) cm 1991 Dragon Park A2007.0001
Using simple yet powerful lines, the sculpture depicts the posture of a hibernating toad. A highly adaptive and long-lived creature, the toad has earned itself the status of an auspicious symbol in Chinese folklore. The work of art now on display in Dragon Park is designed to bring luck, blessings and peace to the area's residents and visitors.
As a world-renowned sculptor, Dr VAN Lau, B.B.S., is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Sculptors Association and the Hong Kong Artist's Association, Visiting Professor of a few reputable institutes including the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and the Fujian Normal University. He is also Academic Consultant of the Academy of Fine Arts in Nanjing University and the Art Expert Advisor of LCSD. He was honored with Artist of the Year Award (Sculpture) of the Hong Kong Artists' Guild in 1989, and the "Bronze Bauhinia Star" by the HKSAR Government in 1999 for his outstanding contributions to Hong Kong art scene.