In the world of Zhao Shao'ang's paintings, nature is not subtle ink wash but a place for extravagant bursts of colour. Bird on Kapok Tree embodies the distinctive aesthetics of Zhao Sha'ang. The robustness of the branches laced with barrages of orange-yellow flowers in full bloom instills the painting with the excitement of spring. The artist's adherence to form and realism allows him to infuse his bird here with exceptional vitality, with sharp brushstrokes dotted with colors of white and blue, giving the bird a solid form. Each single brushstroke is executed with vigour, resulting in a lively and animated portrayal of the fullness of summer and the heroic stance of the Kapok tree.