This artwork is inspired by The Peach Blossom Spring written by Tao Yuanming, in which the boat at the bottom left of the artwork marks the beginning of the “journey.” A magical and colorful approach is adopted to bring viewers from a dark, imaginary space into a peach blossom spring built using words and poems. Ink brushes are utilized to create a rich, prosperous utopia. Furthermore, a delicate, unique painting style is compared with bright, contrasting colors to illustrate the differences between sinology and modernity.
Viewers examining the artwork will see mountains and rivers expanding smoothly like moving clouds, where the focus begins with one that is flat and up-close to one that is steep and far away, exemplifying the artistic conception of the peach blossom spring. Further examinations of the artwork reveal that the natural landscape (e.g., plains, hills, valleys, and running water) is ingeniously created using eight divine beasts that echo poems and the exhibition content. The objectives are to showcase people's reverence for nature and spirituality, and to allow viewers to view and discover the fantastic landscape and divine beasts designed to echo the exhibition themes.
The eight divine beasts designed are based on the eight auspicious divine beasts depicted in the Classic of Mountains and Seas. As a group (brought together through fusion and transformation), the beasts demonstrate the scenery of the peach blossom spring; alone, the beasts represent each individual landmark. The overall exhibition displays favorable consistency and harmony both as a unit and as a collection of various parts, allowing the messages conveyed to attract attention and invite discussions during the message transmission and promotion process.
Kongniao possesses thick wings that are comparable to narrow corridors that are difficult for people to pass through
Menghuai possesses grass-like manes that evoke a sense of nature
Kui possesses a smooth, wide back that resembles open farmland
Xigui is amphibious and implies fertile farmland and ponds with lush vegetation
Zouwu is a gigantic beast that can travel a thousand miles a day and possesses stripes that imply field traffic
Jiao is an auspicious beast that signifies bumper harvests and safe, secure living environments
Zhu is elegant and dimly discernible, like a recluse
You'e lives a comfortable and leisurely life, similar to the sense of peace observed in children and old adults
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The team members have a wealth of design service experience and have shown artworks in numerous public and private venues.