Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Zhu BaJie

In his past life, Zhu BaJie was the handsome and charismatic Martial Tian Peng, commander of a vast naval fleet in Heaven.   But he was sent to be reborn in the body of a pig monster as punishment for his seducing a goddess.   In Journey to the West, Zhu BaJie plays the comic foil to Sun Wukong, a gluttonous, lazy and lecherous dimwit who is nevertheless very endearing and one of the most memorable characters in Chinese literature.   This is my design/sculpture of him.