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Bing, the Chinese Dragon

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

Bing, the Chinese Dragon

Stainless Steel & Mixed Metal

10’ Tall x 13’ Wide x 8’ Deep

800 lbs

Bing by Dale Lewis
Dale Lewis with Bing, currently on display at Mayo Clinic, Eau Claire, WI

Artist’s Fun Fact:

The idea to make a Chinese Dragon came when my scrap guy offered a spiral conveyer machine. I used the conveyer frame to support the dragon. Bing’s construction is a steel-rod armature covered with salvaged stainless steel. If Bing was stretched out, she would be over 50 feet long.

In Chinese mythology Dragons are protectors and guardian spirts. The pearl (gazing ball) represents the item, person or location being protected. The title Bing honors my Chinese friend who I was lucky enough to travel to China with.

Bing at MN Landscape Arboretum
Bing on display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Summer 2018
Bing at Festival of Lights, MN Landscape Arboretum
Bing at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Festival of Lights - Winter 2018

This sculpture is for sale and is available for lease in 2024.

Meet the Artist!

Award-winning artist Dale Lewis, is passionate about recycling and art.

Since 2010, Dale has created nearly 150 large-scale sculptures from scrap metal and found objects at his home workshop in Hastings, MN.

When asked about his art, Dale says, "My hobby has become a full-time obsession. There's no turning back now - this is what I want to do when I grow up!"

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