Landscape After Wang Jiqian #2: Around ten years ago, when Michael Cherney was photographing the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, he encountered a distant view of the Nianbaoyuze Mountains along the border of Sichuan and Qinghai provinces. The view inspired him to return in 2019 to study the mountains in detail. The work’s photographic excerpt is a detail of rock and snow. The high contrast of dark shadows and white highlights reminded Chang of the work of his teacher C. C. Wang. He used Wang’s innovative technique of combining imprinted textures with traditional brushwork to complete the composition as an homage to his mentor.