There is an na?ve sincerity about the dog portrayed in the work, Green Dog With Peach Blossom; an earnest enthusiasm totally different from the surly hostility usually associated with German shepherds. The offbeat way he bares his fangs projects no hint of aggression, but rather a sense that he wishes to please and comfort us.
To Zhou Chunya the colour green is 'silent, romantic and expressive of feelings, concealing within it the tranquility that exists just before an explosion'. The artist incorporated bright industrial paint to infuse his work with a dynamic spirit. The strongly contrasting vibrant green with the colour of peach blossoms on the sculpted green dog creates a jarring visual impression, as well as a sense of fusion. The thick, gaudy, and flamboyant roseate colour, the bountifully pleasing form, impart a wild and bewitching visual quality to these peach blossoms, which is at variance with the traditional impression of peach blossoms as being gentle and elegant instruments of Nature's life force and the power of love. This is just what the artist meant when he spoke of 'Unleashing one's instinct and character in a kind of flowing, colorful mood.' The silky, smooth texture of the statue presents a green dog image that is fun-loving, impish and amusing. The unique three-dimensional properties of sculpture, coupled with the dazzling peach blossoms, hand-painted on the sculpted dog, not only convey to the viewer a sense of perfect joy, but reflect the artist's exuberant state of mind as well, as he hymns the life force at its most fecund by means of painted peach blossoms.