This artwork was inspired by board culture mixed with modern twist of 4 Chinese mythological creatures. I designed 4 characters to ride on a different animal.


The Four Symbols (Chinese: 四象; pinyinSì Xiàng) are four mythological creatures in the Chinese constellations. They are the Azure Dragon, (Qing Long) of the East, the Vermilion Bird (Zhu Que) of the South, the White Tiger (Bai Hu) of the West, and the Black Turtle (Xuan Wu) of the North. Each one of them represents a direction and a season, and each has its own individual characteristics and origins.


This particular design is based on AZURE DRAGON.  I used triangle as characteristic design element for this piece to represent the spikes or scales of a dragon. The Azure Dragon represents the east and the spring season. It should not be confused with the mythological yellow dragon that is associated with the Emperor of China. It is also referred to in media, feng shui, other cultures, and in various venues as the Green Dragon and the Avalon Dragon.




Main material used: bamboo and sumi ink (15″x30″)


$1500 (for purchase, please e-mail for details.)

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