This embroidery piece is based on the painting by the famous Ming-and-Qing painter Zhu Da (1626-ca. 1705). The highlight of the painting lies in its “less”, or “scarcity” in the painter’s words, only one fish in the image with nothing in the background, which unexpectedly leaves the viewers with endless imagination.
The embroidery piece, by use of various types of stitches, depicts an agile swimming fish at ease, exuding a sense of tranquility and enjoyment.
On the shortlist of the Second Oriental Headquarter Arts and Crafts Exposition in 2010