This painting is a depiction of the change that has gone through Indochina in the last 100 years. The dragon goes through the sea, which represents the last 100 years, it prepares to take the traditional lady with it; which shows the need for all to move forward. Instead of fire the dragon breathes out the sunrise, which shows it’s agreement with the new day. The contrast of the lady’s clothing, from the tattered straw hat to the traditional silk dress tell us that change happens to all, no matter whom they are. The lady is dropping small flowers in the sea, which match the purple ripples throughout the sea; this shows the continuance of tradition, even with change.