"The creation of the crosses series began in 1988, a period in which Chinese contemporary art experienced the same transition as the whole of China. Both were withstanding the shock from and the effect of Western culture on traditional Chinese thinking. I had to free myself from traditional cultural burden and the initial modern painterly impact of the West. Back to the basics and start from scratch, I remember making my first art work out of the primary colour of red, yellow and blue. Choosing crosses was exactly because of its broad symbolism. In my career, crosses have been used to denote the precise position during every colouring process. It is merely a printing industry's technical vocabulary and symbol, which lacks any room for imagination. I had to filter all practicality, to allow a painting to show her intrinsic form as its spirit is like."