New York-based, Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave features a weathered fishing boat from Cai’s hometown of Quanzhou carrying 99 fabricated animals onboard. Artificial pandas, tigers, camels, and other beasts cling to the worn ship, appearing weary and seasick. Cai’s work highlights Earth’s current environmental and ecological crisis, as evidenced by high levels of smog in the air, as well as the incident of 16,000 dead pigs floating down the Huangpu River last year. The artist’s work is a shocking exploration of the challenge that humans face in regards to our planet. (source).