This film was created to document the creation of a large scale gunpowder painting for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by renowned artist Cai Guo Qiang. After many months of preparation, Cai and his team came to Houston where they spent six days laying out the panels, creating stencils and testing the gun powder. All of this preparation came to realization when Cai ignited the gunpowder painting on October 6th, 2010, causing the image to sear into the canvas. This beautiful work of art can be viewed in the Arts of China Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This gallery was curated by Christine Starkmen. © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All rights reserved.