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

This scene depicts a real-life village in East China circa 1930-1940. A woman is seeing her husband off to join the army to fight the Japanese Imperialists who have invaded China. The sign of death is shown in the foreground, wrapped in white gauze. This painting reflects patriotism, its conflict with life and death, and the ordinary people who must exercise judgment over their own fate and perils either imaginary or real.