Dragons were veritable beasts of wonder in Chinese mythology, enjoying quasi-divine status and invested with magical powers. The water dragon in particular is still worshipped in rural regions today. Sculptress Maria Walther has put this mythological being to effect by making creative play of winding lines that define its sculptural forms in terms of light and shadow. Riding the waves of all waters, the dragon encloses the pearl within its serpent's body. It wends and weaves its way along with sinuous momentum, forever hugging the surface of the water, an element that is its very own.