Yan Liang - Jade Ring

Watercolor painting by Yan Liang.
The John W Cotton Award, NWS Third President

Artist Statement: Mosuo people, who live in Lugu Lake area on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan, China, still have many cultural relics of matrilineal age.
Their family composition is dominated by women, so this area is called "daughter country". This is my friend Danzhu's grandmother. Through his face, eyes and emerald ring on his hand, we can feel the course of his life.