I had the pleasure of seeing The Jadeite Cabbage in Taiwan recently. It is not an abstract piece of art but a figurative one. It is one of the most famous art pieces at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a tiny replication of a head of cabbage that measures about 7.5 inches long carved out of Jadeite stone. There is also a locust and katydid hidden among the leaves. Along with the texture of the stone and the organic carving of the leaves, the Jadeite Cabbage is a figurative sculpture of a scaled down head of cabbage that is exceptionally realistic. The values of green jade perfectly match that of a light translucent stalk of cabbage along with the vibrant leafy green hue that top the sculpture. The contrast in colors is strikingly similar to an actual bokchoy. The carving of the leaves is so delicate and organic it looks as if it is unfolding before the views eyes. Interestingly, the sculpture has been reproduced over and over as souvenirs and keepsakes. My favorite is shown along with the real sculpture. It is a tiny Jadeite Cabbage in edible dessert form that we got to eat at high tea at the museum after visiting the exhibition.