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Canadian Rockies, Alberta
Part of my 《Trap in Pieces》series. It's snow powder trap in ice crystals that formed on the surface of a frozen lake. Inspired by the traditional Chinese bamboo painting. Bamboo is viewed as a symbol of traditional Chinese values. It is an example of the harmony between nature and human beings. Ancient Chinese people think its deep root denotes resoluteness; its tall, straight stem represents honor; its hollow interior modesty and its clean and spartan exterior exemplify chastity. Ancient Chinese literature held bamboo in profound esteem. This explains why there are so many writings and paintings dedicated to the plant throughout history.