Oil on canvas
140 x 140 cm
The backdrop of this painting is constructed by numerous architectures, of which mutually disproportionate, disorienting, and some even are opaque. Emerged in the center of the building complex is a half-aquatic, half-pneumatic tide in gold (blended with a little ocher). The mysterious tide flows among the buildings without an uniform direction and force. Layered about the tide are a few depictions of figures (or parts of figure) and animals. Staged at the center, for example, is a head-less figure holding an amalgam object of an axe, a flag, and (perhaps) a javelin; on the either side of the central figure looms a horse and a tiger respectively, with their face and body echoing toward the central figure. (Jerry Wu'23).