I Ming freeing his cousin Andromeda
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Andromeda was the daughter of I Ming's father's brother, a 25-year-old girl studying economics in Shanghai. But for I Ming, it was exoticism reincarnated. A princess in her ivory tower guarded by six dragons who begged to be freed after her cold gaze. Every summer, when Andromeda returned to Zhouzhuang on holiday, I Ming would venture out on the long journey of liberation and conquest.