Artists statement

Li Bai (701-762) is the greatest romantic poet in Tang Dynasty of China. He was given a post at the Hanlin Academy, which served to provide a source of scholarly expertise for the emperor.He was dismissed for an unknown indiscretion, and was sent into exile to the south-west by the Emperor. There after he wandered throughout China for the rest of his life. His creative inspiration emerged while drinking alcohol. His remaining 1,100 poetic creations reflect his unrestricted, romantic spirit.