Hung Liu – Da Fan Che Gold
Dimensions: 82 x 82″
Medium: mixed media with paint and resin on panel
Da Fan Che is one of Hung Liu’s most well-known images. The central figure is an entertainer, and the headpiece the quasi-androgynous person wears is laden with white pearls, representing purity in the same manner as does the white garment. Liu places the figure on a bed of gold, expounding upon the sacredness of this individual she never knew. She adds two calligraphic images by Chinese master painter Bada Shanren–the cynical fish and the curious bird–to reinforce the idea that like Bada Shanren and his unique style of ink wash painting, every individual is unique and sacred.