Ling Ling in the Sky with Diamonds (and Rich)
Artist: The Maverick Group: Lucinda Crabtree, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Karol Forsbert, Sylvia Leftwich, and Carol Talkov (and friends)
(photo by Nicki)
This splendid mosaic-finished panda appears to be the most collaborative, in terms of the number of artisans involved in the design and customization of the bear. According to the artists, the mosaics are black Venetian glass tile and clear plastic 'diamonds'. The name of the panda, besides being a variation of a Beatles song title, honors one of the original pandas that resided at the National Zoo.
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