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With the intent of preserving Chinese culture, I’ve decided to take a satirical approach at the dwindling popularity of Chinese culture. I’ve ch… Read More
With the intent of preserving Chinese culture, I’ve decided to take a satirical approach at the dwindling popularity of Chinese culture. I’ve chosen the 4 symbols of Chinese constellation as my subjects, as they each represent a season, a direction and an element. In a different perspective, they can be a very good representation of the Chinese culture, in it’s totality. Each creature is “preserved” in a way that reflects their respective element, accompanied by copywriting that simply "tries too hard" to be cool and current. Read Less
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With the intent of preserving Chinese culture, I’ve decided to take a satirical approach
at the dwindling popularity of Chinese culture.
 
I’ve chosen the 4 symbols of Chinese constellation as my subjects, as they each represent a season,
a direction and an element. In a different perspective, they can be a very good representation of the Chinese culture, in it’s totality.
 
Each creature is “preserved” in a way that reflects their respective element, accompanied by copywriting that simply "tries too hard" to be cool and current. 
 
The outcome is my sarcastic comment at people's perceptions of Chinese Culture. What used to be such a large part of the Chinese people's lives, has now been reduced to what you'll find in the supermaket, two for $5. 
The White Tiger of the West

Element: Metal

Season: Autumn
The Black Tortoise of the North
 
Element: Water

Season: Winter
The Azure Dragon of the East
 
Element: Wood
 
Season: Spring
The Vermilion Bird of the South
 
Element: Fire
 
Season: Summer