On a visit to his alma mater, the artist found himself surrounded by changing architecture and an increasingly unfamiliar environment. As he gazed at the Chinese pavilion othat was about to be torn down, he began to recall fond memories of his youthful days spent with his fellow classmates and even suggested keeping the structure for old time’s sake. “The Pavilion” was created to cherish those memorable moments when friends in both ancient and present times would father in similar shelters to engage in play or the view come rain or shine. It is also a unique oriental architectural feature. As his beloved pavilion awaits its fate, Li Chen seeks to celebrate the cultural life it embodies and capture the spirit it invokes through the creation of this masterpiece.