About this artwork
This painting was inspired by the idea that we are shaped by outside forces, but remain unchanged, we persist in the face of adversity, says Shao. It is what makes us human. Shao's energetic paintings of stallions explore and illustrate movement through nature. This work represents an immigrant's journey, filled with strength and perseverance. Shao incorporates both contemporary watercolor and traditional ink calligraphy styles into this series of oil paintings.