Chinese Deity, Embroidery and Peeler

13 Nov

Our lovely neighbour is home again after being away in China for a month where she and her brother have been constructing an amazing sculpture, the Chinese God, Thousand Mile Eye.

Thousand Mile Eye by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

Showing the scale

Sue brought us home presents – ย a beautifully embroidered scarf for me and a super sharp peeler for Mr S.

Beautiful scarf



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7 responses to “Chinese Deity, Embroidery and Peeler

  1. Heyjude

    November 14, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Wow! That is some sculpture!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 14, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Isn’t it? We didn’t see this one developing in next door’s front garden. Check out this website to see more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 14, 2018 at 11:58 am

      They also made the Mud Maid and the Giant in The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It’s very exciting living next door! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Heyjude

        November 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

        Ah! Well I do know those quite well. They must be an amazing couple – very talented.

  2. Arkenaten

    November 13, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    That is amazing. Do you have more details?

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

      I’ll find out more and get back to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      Sue has posted more info and 46 photos on Facebook. Do you use Fb? Here is her intro to the photos.

      Building Thousand Mile EyeAlbumsBuilding Thousand Mile Eye
      46 Photos ยท Updated about an hour ago
      Using local bamboo and forest vines, plus recycled bicycle inner tube, re-purposed scaffolding ties and mooncake tins, we made a 6 metre high sea god; Thousand Mile Eye, protector of fishermen, compassionate guardian of Shalowan village. A thousand thanks to our co-builders – Chao, Wai and Petambar. And also to the wonderful people of Shalowan and the crew of AFTEC. We had the best time…

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚


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