Confutse meets H.C. Andersen
In 2008 I was involved in a funded gift to CAFA in Beijing, with casts from The National Gallery of Denmark’s Royal Cast Collection. Henrik, H.R.H. The Prince Consort was present at the presentation at CAFA along with his friend Mr. Chang Lowell. On that occasion, Mr. Chang Lowell suggested that in collaboration with Professor Xia De Wu from CAFA, I made a sculpture, which he would finance. I have known Xia De Wu since 2002 when he invited me to China. Several years of dialogue on this project resulted in the sculpture Confucius meets Hans Christian Andersen, in order to talk about Chinese and European cultural tradition.