The red Chinese character is for love. It is superimposed on the green character for spring. I’ve walked by this painting on a Portage Avenue wall a hundred times but finally decided last week to stop to photograph it. The work is titled Spring Over Love Under and is by Louis C. Bako a Winnipeg artist who was born in Hungary.
The painting brings to mind a line from Le Miserables by Victor Hugo.
If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.