二十四節氣–春分 The 24 Solar Terms – Vernal Equinox / Cinyee Chiu
Size：19 * 18 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.
ChunFen (Vernal Equinox) | Swallows making their northward migration, day time is as long as night time.
During the Spring Equinox, sun shines directly at the equator a hemispheres. The temperature is comfortable and stable, which is suitable for crop sowing.
The design uses swallows that flew from the south during Spring Equinox. The equal proportion of cold and warm colors symbolizes the halving of day and night. The round pattern on the back and the white spot on the tail are originated from the sun and stars. Its scissor-like tail represents the Equinox of Spring Equinox, which symbolizes the arrival of spring and the departure of winter. It is a season of hope.