Celebrate the 3000th feat of arms

Another inspired and original treatment of the same subject matter is found in the work above that also opens itself to diverse interpretations. Again, one is struck by the tranquil beauty of the image created as an alternative celebration of the same milestone marking the success of the North s air defence.

The symbolism of the white crane is interesting; it is an ancient symbol of the soul of Vietnam, an intermediary between heaven and earth that holds the same position as the psychopomp of Western mythological tradition. The sun is, again, a symbol frequently associated with Ho Chi Minh.