The lush and verdant shades of green set the tone for this painting. This color demonstrates a strong force, embodying nature and symbolizing peace.
In the ancient myths, the dancing figures of water picture the universal link between heaven and earth. This is the central theme of the painting. Their dance is the cosmic force and eternal energy used in the cycle of life.
The Chinese traditions illuminate the correspondence of the forest to springtime. We are aware of the storm and its two elements, fire and water. These create balance in the composition as do a male and female presence.
The snail carries his home on his back, but his home can also mean the center of the world, a symbol of harmony for mankind and the universe.