Ancient warrior statue turning heads in Bright’s Grove

This likeness of a 2,200-year-old Chinese art treasure has been turning heads in Bright’s Grove lately.

Carved from the stump of a silver maple, the 11-foot-high sculpture recreates a warrior from the 8,000-figure terra cotta army buried with the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

“I’ve always liked that kind of art,” said the artist, who wished to remain anonymous. “Most people carve bears and eagles (from stumps) but I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to do something different.”

The warrior overlooks Old Lakeshore Road, west of Waterworks Sideroad.

George Mathewson