this work describes a snake guarding a peony flower, with stone carving as backgroud.
The five peonies imply families, friends, business, health, and love.
The snake is the carrier himself who is either wealthy and owns a lot, what he does is just sit still, like the snake bending around silently guarding what he cares with humbleness.
Regarding stone carving part, I made some changes for this one, with more camber surface and circular shape, which enhances deeper visual effect and better 3d effect. The composition and distribution of black and white is made by heart, by taking advantage of muscle and skin texture of carrier, the snake is moving as carrier moves.
The ingenuous layout of flower and leaves, flatens the cupped spine curve and prominent waist
Zoom out you would see a statue, stone texture and the snake's black belly constitutes a strange face, a pair of big eyes, hooknose, big mouth, I didn't mean to arrange this, it's just a surprise and coincidence, which make myself believe this is zen of this picture. 作品主体是蛇守护着牡丹，背景为石雕。