Monolithic China – Original Acrylic 30″ x 40″


Monolithic China

This original contemporary acrylic painting Monolithic China, inspired by the famed spectacular conical Karst mountains. They are of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns. The limestone erosion process, which has taken place over millions of years, has transformed the Chinese landscape into giant monoliths erupting from the earth for hundreds of thousand miles.  Since 1999, this particular image is proudly displayed on the back of China’s 20 Yuan banknote, and since, has become an iconic symbol of the wealth of natural beauty and biodiversity to be found in this vast country. This view of a fisherman on his bamboo raft floating down the Li River through the spectacular karst mountains of Guilin is a prevalent scene for this area. So, I thought it would be cool to paint it in my unmistakable style and exhibit in my next private showing in China.