二十四節氣–驚蟄 The 24 Solar Terms – Awakening of Insects / Cinyee Chiu
Size：16 * 16 cm
Type : Wooden puzzles
Artist : Cinyee Chiu
二十四節氣 24 Solar Terms
A personal project in 2014. I designed and illustrated animals for the traditional East Asian 24 solar terms.
For each term, I merged the featured vegetable or fruit, or the special environmental changes of that weather into the animal.
Not all the terms has a related animal, and usually several terms share the same vegetables. I tried to select and arrange them for better design and visual diversity.
JingZhe (Awakening of Insects) | Thunderstorms wake up the hibernating insects.
The third solar term of spring. The weather is warming up and the roaring of spring thunder and torrential rain abruptly awake the animals that hibernate underground. The rain increases, the arrival of spring is more apparent, and all creatures are starting to grow. Insects Awaken has been seen as the time to start spring ploughing since ancient times.
The design uses lizard to represent hibernating animals. The addition of spring thunder and lighting, as well as the elements of suitable fruits and vegetables for Insects Awaken symbolize the incoming warm spring and blossoms.