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On loan from Iklektik Designs LLC, Houston, Texas
By Yang Jin Long
Oil on Canvas
1993/96

This painting depicts the Miao minority hill tribe people from central China. The rich elegance of their native attire denotes the primitive sophistication typical of these indigenous peoples. Miao individuals progressively emerge from a black background, signifying obscurity, and express a variety of orientations, both personal and physical, until ultimately they confront the viewer directly, indicating a restored sense of sanctity.