China has many heroes: those of myth, those of history, those of everyday life, celebrated in the media for instance. Heroes, whose significance can change over time. But who is, the classic cliche aside, celebrated and admired as a hero in modern China?
It seems thar in China today a hero was distinguished by his welath. Luxury goods are decorative expressions of this wealth, sometimes however only feigned.
Brooch, 2013, Cartier watch (imitation), silver, medal ribbon, steel wire, 75x100x4mm