This is the painting that caused a bit of controversy when it was first exhibited in April '97, and was nearly taken off an exhibition because it was deemed " too political ".
I've big problem getting it into any other exhibition since.
The painting was done 3 months before the handover of HK to China , at a time when a lot of HK people were filled with apprehension about the unknown future under Chinese rule . I'm happy to say things did not turn out as bad as feared though there're definite changes.
In the painting the bauhinia were buried under the earth like a pile of white bones,
the red above the ground could be a raging fire taking out the scorched forest ;
it could be the dripping of blood ;
and it could be the Chinese flag.