Meaning behind mysterious new Chinatown statue revealed
Visitors to Melbourne’s Chinatown have spotted an unusual new statue outside a bar on Little Bourke Street.
Rob told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell about the statue, which he thought showed a veiled woman holding a gun in one hand and a bomb in the other.
3AW Mornings producer Genevieve Rule went to investigate.
“I can understand why Rob was confused,” she said.
“She’s holding a pistol and what looks like a heart with honeycomb dripping down it.”
Maz Salt owns Park, the bar the statue has been erected outside.
He said the statue, created by artist Jeremy Blincoe, depicts a figure from Minoan history.
“The piece itself is a representation of a bee mistress,” he said.
“It’s a symbol of a historical figure who was responsible for bees.”
Mr Salt explained why the figure is holding a gun.
“It’s a commentary on the environment,” he said.
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