The Great Wall

Original: Landscape photograph in the 1970s
Embroidery: Hunan Embroidery Factory
Time: 1972
Dimension: 33×69 cm
The work presents the scene of Badaling of the Great Wall in Beijing. With the backlit background, the Great Wall twists and turns artfully over the mountains like a silver snake. The subject stands out vividly rich in dynamics. The foreground in green and the background in blue contrast clearly with each other, presenting a sense of neatness amidst complicacy as a whole that introduces a dynamic aesthetics to the work. The work was produced with the Twisted Stitch. It is complete as a whole and perfect for careful examination, manifesting an outstanding embroidery artistry. As such, it is not only one of the masterpieces of this topic of the times but also a rare embroidery piece adapted from a photograph.