|Snow in August|
Amidst all these events, Gao has been able to keep a cool mind. He advocates "Cool literature" and he painted only on Zen themes. His play "Snow in August" (八月雪） was based on the Platform Sutra depicting the eventful life of Zen 6th Patriarch Hui Neng.
The first video is an animated treatment of Gao's Zen painting with contemporary music whereas the second is a more conventional treatment with traditional Chinese music.
Despite outside chaos, Zen can be found anywhere. And Zen appears in different faces.