The idea of this series of photographic works comes from the
Warring States period Chu Kingdom’s political lyric poem of Qu Yuan's “Sorrow at Parting”, which expresses indignation at contemporary reality’s dark and underhand tyrrany. This poem expresses the writer’s refusal to take part in the sinister mire of “beautiful” political thinking, as well as facing the people’s bitter pain and sickness. I take from the poem the idea of an honorable person’s feelings of confused beauty appealing through visual image, but add an implicit feeling of violent injury. On another level the works ridicule the distractions of profane commercial values.