《Mother Chinese parasol tree flowers》Sculpture notes
—— Author Tan En
（The author is president, sculptor and literary enthusiast of Liuyang Contemporary Sculpture Institute）
Mother's name is Wutonghua.
When I was a child, there was a plane tree behind my house. Mother told me that Chinese parasol flowers can be eaten and leaves can be used as pig feed. My brother and sister often climb trees to pick them. The mosaic leaves were picked back for pig food. Mother sometimes picked fresh sycamore flowers and inserted them in her hair. The villagers saw them and laughed at her madness. They also gave her a nickname called "sycamore flowers". I didn't understand my mother very much, and asked why she did it. My mother reluctantly replied to me, "because the phoenix tree has the temperature of your father."
It occurred to me that my father's grave was under the sycamore tree. It occurred to me that once I urinated under the sycamore tree, my mother punished me to kneel on the flat pole.
My mother didn't know her words and taught us in her own way, so that I could understand what I cherish from my childhood and my fears in life. The sycamore tree has become the most noble tree in my life, and the sycamore flower is the most beautiful flower in my life.
Snow sculpture 《Mother。Wutonghua》. The Chinese parasol flower is modeled on the image of the mother when she was young. The mother's pursed mouth symbolizes the strong beauty of the mother, the raised forehead symbolizes the beauty of the mother's wisdom, the clear eyes symbolize the good beauty of the mother, the beautiful hair and braids symbolize the beauty of the mother's health, and the strong face symbolizes the beauty of the mother's diligence. The appearance of a mother is not so beautiful as that of a woman in the city, but her beauty emanates the fragrance of her hometown's soil, and it gives me the unforgettable beauty of the rustic women in China. In the days to come, no matter how far I go, Guangzhou, Sichuan or Beijing, as long as I close my eyes and think of my mother, I can smell the smell of the soil in my hometown.
Snow sculpture Mother. The Chinese parasol flower is designed with snow as material, snow and white flawless texture, which can better reflect the firmness and simplicity of a mother. The specifications are: 300CM * 300CM * 300CM. In the process of making snow sculpture, the artistic style is decorated as much as possible, and the artistic techniques are concise as possible. In this way, it will be very helpful to portray the inner world of the characters.
I also want to go back to my hometown, looking for a section of plane wood, according to this design plan, carved into the shape of my mother. The wood of sycamore is crisp and soft, and it feels warm. Wutong wood can better reflect the mother's love, her simplicity.
While I was writing this article, I accepted the National Art Fund.2019 northern snow carving folk art training. My wife called from my hometown to tell me that many family members and friends came home today, and I asked why. "Mother's 70th birthday!" Yes, the National Day is coming, and mother should be 70 years old. She was born in the year of the founding of the people's Republic of China. I dedicate this sculpture to all the hardships and strong mothers all over the world, wishing mothers happiness and health. With this sculpture, I dedicate to the world's greatest mother, China, and to the prosperity of our motherland. The country is prosperous and the people are at peace!