A-maze-ing Laughter

Morton Park 1800 Morton Ave

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A-maze-ing Laughter

A-maze-ing Laughter is a bronze sculpture created in 2009 by Yue Minjun. It is located in Morton Park in Vancouver.

Description

A-maze-ing Laughter was designed by Yue Minjun and installed in Morton Park (Davie and Denman) along the English Bay in West End, Vancouver in 2009. The patinated bronze sculpture, composed of 14 statues each about three metres tall and weighing over 250 kilograms, portrays the artist's own image "in a state of hysterical laughter". It was created as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, which exhibits international contemporary works in public spaces.

As part of the installation, an inscription carved into cement seating states,

"May this sculpture inspire laughter playfulness and joy in all who experience it."

Reception

A-maze-ing Laughter was nominated in the Great Places in Canada Contest 2013 and was the only work of public art to receive a nomination.

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