“Who cares about the wind that blew yesterday.Years go by, and the moonlight is the same today as it was before. "
Bai Juyi 白居易
On New Year's Eve 2022 in the city of Suzhou, which is a hundred kilometers from Shanghai, in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, my Private moon mobile installation lit up in a boat and set off to travel along the picturesque ancient canals of the old city. Along the same central canal, the construction of which was in charge of the poet Bai Juyi in the 7th century during the Tang era. Maybe something wonderful will happen on New Year's Eve and the poet's shadow will come to life in the light of my moon? And he will shelter my moon until February, when the year of the Water Tiger comes, so that this unpredictable tiger does not overturn the boat when it splashes in the waters of the canal. In the meantime, I congratulate everyone on New Year, may it be kind to us and bring more joy and poetry. Thank you for the invitation to the I Paint Suzhou project and photo by Qiu Meng.