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Title: Shirley Created Combined Art -- 012: A White Snow Song
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 67cm x 67cm
Completed Time: Sunday, September 2, 2007
Remarks:
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem Dec, 2005
Follow Shirley to Read the Poem
See Shirley Created Picture for the Poem September 2, 2007
Read Shirley Written Calligraphy for the Poem September 2, 2007
Learn the Meaning of the Poem with Shirley Together

I created this picture to match a Chinese classical poem by a famous poet Chen Shen in Tang Dynasty (618-907) and to describe a landscapes in the Northwest of China. It is a long and famous poem. Its first 4 sentences are the most famous for it has written out some beautiful view after a snow in the far away place in August:

The north wind rolls and breaks white grass
snow is flying in Hu in August,
As if the spring breeze suddenly comes.
blossom out thousands pear flowers

When I was creating it, I imagined what the pear flowers like in the snow and I created two birds that are flying facing the wind with a brave and optimistic quality and the lovely feeling of caring for each other in the hard and cold times...

Can you feel the spring breath in the snow via this painting?

I had no much free time to paint, and I was listening to some lesson about corporation's social responsibility on Saturday. So, I created in the early morning, lunch time or in the midnight. But, I was smiling when I saw my ideas and imagination in my mind has been on the paper.

I was excited to paint the snow on the pictures. After all, I have not seen any snow for about 24 years already. :-)

Is there snow on your side in the winter? How do you think of this picture? Do you enjoy it?

If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirleyz004@yahoo.com. You are welcome to publish your opinions in Forum as well.

Shirley Zhang

Written on Sun, September 2, 2007