Title : The Goddess of Harvesting
Size : 164 x 120 cm.
Date : 1995
Technique : Oil on Canvas

The Goddess of Harvesting, holding fruits in one hand, extends her arm over a Yi woman dressed in traditional costume, evoking a blessing. The 'Yi' minority peoples of Western China are one of several dozen 'registered' minority peoples within China, who receive special privileges under the Chinese constitution. Most Chinese, including the artist, are of 'Han' ethnicity. The Yi are known to live an industrious, simple, and peaceful life, an aspect that the artist greatly admires.