Between the summer of 2013 and 2014, Li received a new project to complete over 200 paintings (large and small) for a large office in Shenzhen, China.
In this collection, you will witness several massive paintings that are based on ancient Chinese dragon designs as well as Chinese landscapes.
We call this type of smaller painting “xiao pin” in Chinese. It literally translates to small individual paintings.
These small paintings were displayed in the hallway whereas the bigger paintings will be placed inside conference rooms and offices.
Because I was working in the US at the time, I never had the chance to witness this collection in person. My mom Li had to manage the entire production process on her own, including art direction for how the paintings should be arranged and displayed.
Needless to say that it was a huge endeavor.
I wish I had been there to help her take better and higher-resolution photos. For now, please enjoy what Mom was able to capture on her old iPad. 🙂
200 Paintings by Xiang Li
Below: a view from the guest area in the office.
Below: the opposite of where the guests sit is the main desk for the boss (aka mom’s client, he was truly wonderful to us).
Below: one of the 200 smaller paintings. For some reason, I just love this.
Below: part of the hallway for the office. You may be wondering how the client was able to display over 200 paintings in his office. Turns out it was quite spacious and mom had the entire floor of offices to work with.
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