Giant Panda + Iron Man + Tai Chi = Iron Panda, the superhero China’s endangered panda population deserves and needs. He’s also the work of Beijing-based artist Bi Heng. Iron Panda measures 9 meters (29.5 feet) high and 7 meters (~23 feet) wide and he’s currently on display in Shenyang, the largest city in China’s northeastern Liaoning province.

Heng’s Iron Panda is a combination of the Giant panda’s symbolism as a Chinese national treasure and a victim of humanity’s impact upon the natural world, Iron Man, a superhero representing extraordinary technological advancements, and the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi. He view these three combined elements as a statement of how the environment is suffering for the sake of advancing technology and a message that there should be a better relationship between industrial development and the natural world in order to preserve and protect nature rather than destroy it.

Click here for additional photos and information about Bi Heng and his awesome Iron Panda.

[via Demilked and Kotaku]


Tai Wu-Kuang 戴武光 (b.1943, Taiwan) - 天光雲彩共徘徊, 泉聲, 出淤泥而不染, 初放, 寧靜的世界, 塩湖半遮面

Tai Wu-Kuang 戴武光 is an artist from Hsinchu,Taiwan. His concise strokes make his images full of charm and sense of life. From Chinese painting “ethereal” basis, he successfully creates a new visual effect involving the technic of cursive script. As a depiction of amusing images, Tai achieves the full display of the art of Chinese painting edge of the essence.

Images source TAI Wu-Kuang Art Museum & Artlib © All images courtesy of the artist

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If need be, take these characters to a Chinese herb shop or supermarket and you’ll be guided to the ingredients (black beans, dry lotus leaves - 1 big piece per tea, etc.)

Please note, my Tai Chi sifu gave this recipe to me.  He’s a renowned Chinese herbal doctor, and has treated my family since before I was born.  HOWEVER, I am not a doctor, and therefore I recommend consulting your own healthcare professional before taking this tea.  I am simply sharing this information as something that was helpful to me and my family.