Ongoing illustration series
I create a modern interpretation for each Lunar/Chinese New Year celebration (January or February) and send a digital version to friends and family. I started with my own zodiac animal — the horse — in 2014. The following year, I began theming each illustration using the year's element. There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and 5 elements, equaling 60 different years in the lunar calendar.
I will create a Chinese New Year illustration each year for the rest of my life. Check out my recent Artist Spotlight in Boston Hassle for a full narrative on how this project unfolded.
2018: Year of the Earth Dog. This illustration was themed around our engagement. The terriers in the picture are my future-in-laws' pets. In addition to the soil and grass, the element of earth is represented by diamonds spelling out the year.
2017: Year of the Fire Rooster
2016: Year of the Fire Monkey
2015: Year of the Wood Goat/Sheep
2014: Year of the Wood Horse
Please e-mail me if you are interested in high-resolution prints/files, or if you have an exhibition opportunity for this project.