Burning Man Obama

Barack Obama’s recent visit to Beijing was marked by Chinese artist Liu Bolin’s presentation of “Burning Man Obama”, a flaming bust. Bolin explains his thinking behind the sculpture by referring to traditional Chinese values. “Fiery flames are one of the “Twelve Symbols” found on Chinese Imperial robes. It represents the Summer Solstice and the renewable energy of the emperor himself.”

Liu Bolin and Barack Obama Burning Man

Barack Obama Burning Man
Liu Bolin and Barack Obama Burning Man

Filed under: Barack Obama, Design



  • Deux Doppel

    The Obama statue is just the latest in a series of “Burning Man” statues by Bolin.