On TV, to find a place to live, the chameleon has to cross the highway. Since they move quite slowly, many of them are killed on the way. The branch is not just a symbol of habitat, but a shape of highway full of trucks, traffic jams, and debris. The purpose of making this painting is to indicate the influence of human activity on the environment. When humans build their own world, they were also destroying the home of animals and breaking the delicate balance of nature.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Yuan Hua Jia

Long Journey

Acrylic painting on unstretched canvas

Signed on front

35.4" h x 47.2" w 
4 lbs. 6 oz.



Yuan Hua Jia
Beijing, China

Getting to Know Yuan Hua

Before becoming an artist, Yuan Hua Jia worked as a computer programmer for many famous companies in China. After 15 years, Yuan needed a change, and fortuitously, happened to fall in love with an artist. “We paint together, learn from each other, and share the happiness that art brings to us.” At first Yuan was not sure what to paint, until an early morning walk through the ruins of a nearby hutong. One year earlier, there had been a venerably ancient courtyard, but on that day only a broken gate stood among the mass of rubble. Yuan’s heart was deeply touched with feelings of sadness. His work strives to tell the story of how rapid modernization is encroaching upon traditional Chinese culture.