Year of The Rat – The Rats
The rats are clever and sociable creatures that loves to play and forage for fallen grapes. The white and black rats are a representation of the swift interchanging movement of yin yang.
Rats are most compatible with: Ox, Dragon, Monkey
Year of The Ox – The Water Ox
The Water Ox enjoys a swim in the lotus pond and observes the very calming nature of the waters, its body creates rippled movements inside the pond representing our existence that generates ripples within our environment. The slower we move, the less the ripples, the faster we swim, the more rapid the ripples.
Ox are most compatible with: Rat, Snake, Rooster
Year of The Tiger – White Tiger – with Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutra
The White Tiger is standing upright and observing the glowing sun, whilst follows him is a young monk, imprinting each step as he walks his journey, guided by the tiger guardian. The tiger reflects the higher perspective and calling of the individual as he undergoes his challenging journey on the earthly realm. The Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutras is a sutra about an individual’s spiritual awakening.
Tigers are most compatible with: Horse, Dog, Pig
Year of The Rabbit – Taiji the Rabbit
Taiji the Rabbit is Lucy’s (Ru Xi) beloved rabbit. He was an amazing rabbit that was independent, sensible and loyal within the Wang family. This painting is to honour Taiji as a guardian rabbit within the Chinese Zodiac series.
Rabbits are most compatible with: Goat, Dog, Pig
Year of The Dragon – Jade Dragon – with Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutra
The Jade Dragon is represented in the form of an infinity cycle, reflecting the cyclic nature of the earth realm and its living things within. Upon the dragon sits a Boddhisattva who has awakened to this understanding and sits peacefully above, observing this from a higher perspective with compassion. The Boddhisattva’s Eight Realisations Sutras is a sutra about an individual’s spiritual awakening.
Dragons are most compatible with: Rat, Monkey, Rooster
Year of The Snake – Snake and Bamboo
The green snake blends well within the bamboo forest in order to camouflage itself, the strength of the bamboo is as flexible as the body of the snake, reflecting adaptability, flexibility and able to bend within the wind.
Snakes are most compatible with: Monkey, Rooster, Ox
Year of The Horse – The Galloping Horse
The horse gallops where it sets path on with energy and charisma, the determination and proactive nature of the horse is to be commended and respected.
Horses are most compatible with: Tiger, Goat, Dog
Year of The Goat – The Goat
The Goat is calm and reserved and resting on the grass, enjoying the nature’s wonders and treasuring the moments through sensitivity and discipline.
Goats are most compatible with: Horse, Rabbit, Pig
Year of The Monkey – Monkey with Peach
The Monkey is next to the heavenly peach, ready to indulge, it is happy with the reward of it’s hard work upon the peach trees. Monkeys are very clever and sociable individuals.
Monkeys are most compatible with: Rat, Dragon, Snake
Year of The Rooster – The Rooster
The Rooster is standing proud with beautiful feathers and a charming calling that awakes the world from sleep. The rooster is a first one to awaken to the morning dawn and a leader by natural instinct.
Roosters are most compatible with: Ox, Snake, Dragon
Year of The Dog – Da Zuo The Dog
Da Zuo is also a memorable dog of Lucy’s cousin’s, who is the prized family pet that tend to pee on the indoor floor boards. The foot prints may also be a representation of he’s pee, however that’s upon the audience to decide. Da Zuo is a Japanese Akita, that is docile, friendly and faithful.
Dogs are most compatible with: Tiger, Horse, Rabbit
Year of The Pig – Fortune Pigs
The Fortune pigs are embraced by the gourds, which is a representation of happiness and good luck, whilst four is a representation of stability and the cycles of nature. The calligraphy entails: 諸事吉祥，福祿萬代, meaning that all things are of auspicious nature and fortune will be placed upon ten thousand generations.
Pigs are most compatible with: Rabbit, Goat, Tiger