"Looking at a field of small plats just putting forth new shoots, one sees a sheet of uniform greenness without much additional interest, so that they have little of offer as the subject of a visual image. Yet when insects crawl between the roots and look up, they see myriad sights, as if the young green shoots were a crowd of boisterous children, full of the joy of life. In good weather, young plants are happy; in rainy weather, they are even more happy." (Quoted from Wu Guanzhong: A Retrospective, p. 215)
Original work auctioned at Christie's on 31 May 2011, sold at HK$5,420,000
The Art of Wu Guanzhong, L & F Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 19. The Landscape of Life, Wu Guanzhong's Album in Art, Vol.3, Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Company Limited, Hong Kong, p. 199.