Natural tree lacquer, golden powder, paint and wood
61X47(cm) / 2001
On the branch in early March, we can see the blooms of kapok flowers. There are hundreds of orange-red five-petal flowers on the branch with pairs of light-vented bulbuls stop among the kapok flowers to enjoy the happiness admired by everyone. Kapok flowers are fortune-cherishing flowers and the pairs of light-vented bulbuls means the deep affection between the husband and the wife, a sign of loving each other forever.
The craftsman uses natural lacquer as the base coat and adopts dry paint powder, pigment, and gold powder to make the presentation of kapok flower vivid in order to commemorate the symbol flower of the author’s hometown, Taichung County. The composition is rich and full and it presents harmony, warm, and details in the whole as well as contains the meaning of wealth and auspiciousness. It fully demonstrates the profound artistic temperament that the craft master possesses and it seems to have value for collection compared to the function of ware.