“Tale of the Green Herring” is the prequel of the famous folktale “Legend of the White Snake”. Artist Wu Jian’an recreated a new myth with contemporary interpretation. The story begins with a herring’s cultivation, and the process of the green herring’s transformation according to Taosit methods is realized with freeze-frame images.
The first frame is entitled “The Thousand-year-old Shapeshifting Herring". It depicts the transformation of a green herring. If you look into details, you will see an immortal sitting in the big fish’s mouth, suggesting that it is cultivated according to Taoist methods.