"Egrets are dozing off on the riverbank, and above the silent water lies a clear sky. The rain has rinsed the reed catkins pure and white. A smoke rising from the boat, enlivening the still world." This poem Autumn River was written by the famous hermit Lin He-Jing of the Northern Song Dynasty. The poet eloquently describes the serenity of the rivers in autumn. In an autumn day, several scholars are roaming in nature, enjoying themselves.
This reddish tangerine-yellow Tianhuang appears rosy, as if a light is illuminating it. On the surface, the artist carved a small boat on the river, it appears about to drift far away to the mountains, hinting at the hermit’s desire to live in seclusion. The boat can also serve as a projection of the viewers’ own yearning, giving this masterpiece a dreamy quality.