Hung Liu – Nüwa Mama
Dimensions: 60 x 41″
Media: mixed media on panel
Nüwa Mama depicts the story of Nüwa, a woman who shares the same name as a Chinese
mythological figure believed to protect humankind and heal the Earth. According to Chinese mythology, Nüwa created all people out of clay and dove into the water to pick up rocks and make the stars. Elements related to Nüwa appear in the silkscreen in the background of the work. When the four mythological pillars that supported China shattered and the landscape fell to ruins, it was Nüwa, widely considered the mother goddess of Chinese mythology, that put the country back together.