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Fish bone artist questions where the Chinese are heading after the War of Resistance

Updated: 2015-08-17 09:32:39

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"That Moment" by Lin Hanbing. The bone crack in the middle stands for the break of backbone of the Chinese nation. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

"The Chinese so easily forget the pain when the scar is cicatrized, which makes me sad," said Lin Hanbing.

Lin, a fish bone artist, resides in Fujian province's Gulangyu island in southern China, and thinks that the Chinese should engrave the pain caused by the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

"Remembering the pain does not mean staying hateful, rather, it is to remind us to empower ourselves," Lin said, adding, "lagging behind leaves one vulnerable to attacks."

To this end, Lin has created a fish bone painting for the 70th anniversary of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. In this piece of work, a bold fish bone is cracked in the middle, and blood is streaming down from the scar.

"How painful could it be when a bone cracks into parts? Can you imagine?" Lin asked China Daily Website reporter during the interview. "If you can imagine that for your own pain, you'll know how it feels for a nation," he said.

Lin said that the cracked bone stands for the backbone of our Chinese nation, which broke during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. "If you watch some documentaries about the war, you may understand how the Chinese people were plunged into an abyss of misery," he said.

This painting, entitled "That Moment", features a black sun that glows orange at the edge. Fish bones that surround the sun were vertical and dense, like raindrops, or in Lin's words, like the "bleeding of the heart".

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