Xiaochang Zhang - Father: Chongqing

Watercolor painting by Xiaochang Zhang from San Ramon, CA

Artist Statement: This is the last blacksmith in this town. The society no longer needs this kind of work, and no one wants to work in such a non-profitable industry. The old man has been a blacksmith for a lifetime, leaving countless scars on his body. After work, he sat down to rest. Looking at him, I thought of my father.