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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.