Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sun WuKong

Arguably the most popular figure in all of Chinese literature, Sun Wukong is the Monkey King, or the "Great Sage Who Equals Heaven" as he calls himself.   Brash, arrogant and extremely violent, the Monkey King singlehandedly turned Heaven upside down, abolished death for himself and his monkey subjects, and did the lion's share of the work in escorting Sanzang to India.  For all his criminal mischief, he is also endlessly clever, resourceful and loyal, making him the hero and main character of Journey to the West.   

This is my design/sculpture of Sun Wukong, a personal project very near and dear to me which I have been developing for some time, along with Zhu Bajie.   


  1. I love it! Sun WuKong is a mini obsession of mine. I've been thinking about illustrating up some of my older drawings of him for a while. The sculpt is fantastic -You gonna make reproductions?

    1. Thanks a lot Greg! I don't think I'll be doing too many repros of this piece, since it took a long time to put together even after the molding/casting.
      It'll be cool if you do those illustrations!