The themes of Liu Ruowang’s sculptures are heroic, from the warriors in the East is Red series to the Heavenly Soldiers, they express a newfound pride with the history and destiny of the Chinese people. The heroic figures in Liu Ruowang’s sculptures do not depict famous historical personalities. Instead through the poise, simple dressing and humble equipment, they are very much understandable and approachable ordinary people. Indeed, in many of the Chinese classics, heroes are ordinary people who rise to the occasion. Liu Ruowang works primarily with bronze, and the earthy tones and colours he uses is reminiscent of old Chinese sculptures unearthed from archaeological sites. In particular, the Tai Chi series and the Heavenly soldiers series are reminiscent of the terracotta warriors of the Emperor Qin Shihuang.