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Huan-huan, the Olympic Flame

I embroidered HuanHuan, one of five mascots of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, to honor the Chinese government for organizing the 2008 Olympics.

I intend to offer this as a present to the International Olympic Committee for organizing the games.

I would be very happy to receive an official invitation from the Chinese government to present my works of art in an exhibit during the Olympic Games in Beijing next year.

In this exhibit I will present works from my exhibit during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

My embroideries which portray "The Chinese Wall", "Buddha", "Confucius" and the "National Symbol of China" have been created to honor the fellow country of the People’s Republic of China for its contribution to world culture.

My art portraying "Big Ben", the "Tower of London", and "Buckingham Palace", of the United Kingdom, a fellow country, is intended to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain – the country which is entrusted with the responsibility of hosting the Olympic Games in 2012.

"In the intimate circle of Fuwa, Huanhuan is the big brother. He is a child of fire, symbolizing the Olympic Flame and the passion of sport -- and passion is the blessing he bestows."

"Huanhuan stands in the center of Fuwa as the core embodiment of the Olympic spirit. And while he inspires all with the passion to run faster, jump higher and be stronger, he is also open and inviting. Wherever the light of Huanhuan shines, the inviting warmth of Beijing 2008 -- and the wishful blessings of the Chinese people -- can be felt."

"The fiery designs of his head ornament are drawn from the famed Dunhuang murals -- with just a touch of China's traditional lucky designs. Huanhuan is outgoing and enthusiastic. He excels at all the ball games and represents the red Olympic ring."

(Text taken from 2008 Olympics Web site)

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