“Chinese Prison”, oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 20″ x 16″, Diana Mae Potts, May 1, 2012.
An improvisational piece based more on feelings than a factual prison. The windows’ structure was painted using the Chines character for “field” to express that the life of each person, thereby each prisoner is a field. The color of the windows are purple denoting that China is imprisoning the best of its people, a certain kind of royalty which is in all people.
The writing comes from the I Ching, a Chinese classical work of literature which is included here for reflection on the situation at hand. Translated, it means “Horse and wagon part; Bloody tears flow.”
The white coming out of the building for me is the freedom we all desire which cannot be contained.