Garden of Joy
This vibrant painting depicts a lush garden of lotus plants, dragonflies, egrets and koi against a glowing sky. In addition to the balanced composition of warm and cool colors, the painting is rich with symbolism. The lotus plant (he'hua) sounds like peaceful (he') to convey tranquility and harmony. When combined with Koi and Lotus, this conveys "a long, rich life". Although dragonflies are typically in constant motion, they are depicted here at rest, a reminder for us to pause from our busy lives to enjoy the moment.