Look, Listen, Copy – Practice until you get it right; then do your own thing.
That is an adage I created and taught my kids -- a guide to learning in the way an artist does, or as they used to teach cursive writing.
China copies, but it also destroys. During the period termed “The Ten Bad Years,” China destroyed many antiquities – many with global historic importance.
The problem? China doesn’t seem to “get it right” – is it that they don’t understand?
They even built a copy of Stonehenge. But so has Maryhill, Washington
and then there is Stonehenge Aotearoa
Then there is Stonehenge II: Hunt, Texas
But Shenzhen, China has Stonehenge Window of the World
How faithful are these and the comic versions made from foam, refrigerators, telephone booths and other weird artifacts of our civilization?
Are the alignments correct, or will we be the laughing stock for future archaeologists – a culture too stupid to alight things correctly.