Title : A Big Hat
Size : 154 x 120 cm
Date : 2001
Technique : Oil on Canvas

In China, when you are offered a big position, you are given a big hat. The painting depicts a young man in celebration whom, having just passed the Mandarin examination, is looking forward to his ascension within the dominion of judicature, and a resulting life of prosperous success. At the same time of pursuing a luxurious life and glory, though, people often feel emptiness deep in their heart.