Red lychee and white geese
Lychee, the major subject matter of this work, is a typical fruit of Lingnan. Traditionally, a small circle is embodied as the base of lychee, then followed by the maroon spots at the center of lychee. In order to enhance the three dimensional effect of lychee, new embroidery technique is invented by artists. Instead of embroidering maroon spots directly on the base, the lattice of lychee is embroidered into various small squares first and then maroon spots will be added to the center of these squares. In addition, Da Zi Zhen (打子針) replaced the Sa Cha Zhen (灑插針). (Guangzhou Renshi, 2014) Geese at the back are vivid and realistic as well by the precise use of color and design of their gesture with one spreads it wings and the other grooms.