I like this particular work because the juxtaposition of hard and soft creates a dynamic visual, even in stillness. The points from the bamboo move all the way up through theater and rolling mountains in the background, and create a path for the viewer to follow. Everything from the tip to the fanned bottom suggests strength and stability, while the water is calm, with nothing more than a little ripple to it. I also like where the rocks meet the water because it creates a far more defined line than I would think. What makes it stop at that exact spot? With sand you can usually see the movement and old grooves that the water has created, seen where it has been. With these rocks the water has no element of time which suits this piece.