I like the idea of Chinese angels just because of the fact that angels are from European mythology. It's an interesting mix I think. When I drew this I didn't know what it would become, and the thought of the female having cut wings didn't strike me until the sketch was half finished. This picture can have many different meanings. One is that it symbolizes how someone gets his/her dreams broken. The broken wings stand for the broken dreams. Another way of seeing it is that the wings symbolize freedom, and having them cut of means that your freedom has been taken away from you. A third way, and my way of seeing it, is that angels are gifted with wings, like you are gifted to be who you are. Everyone has got their own, unique wings. They stand for the things in your life you love the most. It could be a person, a hobby or maybe a place. When somebody cuts off your wings that thing is taken away from you. Sometimes your wings are able to grow back again, but maybe in a slightly different shape than before, but if you're unlucky, the wounds might kill you. But remember, hope is the best medicine, so don't give up. Life goes on and you might find a new way of flying.