The East and the West - The Same Man

Location: Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8909 W 179th Street, Overland Park

Owner: City of Overland Park

Artist: Kwan Wu

Dates: Installed November 2011

Medium: Bronze


One side is an image of the famous Chinese terra cotta warrior. On the other side is an image of a Roman centurion. They are historice warriors united by the olive leaves of peace. The leaves connect the eastern and western warrior halves to become the same peaceful man.

This sculpture is part of the International Sculpture Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

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