As I walked around the 798 art district in Beijing, I paused at a piece which seemed to be a sculpture. A nice large porcelain bowl filled with water with two very realistic turtles in it. But then one of them turned its head and I realized that what I had taken to be merely realistic was actually real.
This was not sculpture but culture. I had spent enough time in China to get the nuances. A bowl of water placed at the entrance to the establishment is Fengshui, and the supernatural power of the turtle is meant to bring good fortune.