二十四節氣–清明 The 24 Solar Terms – Clear and Bright / Cinyee Chiu
Size：16 * 27 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.
QingMing (Clear and Bright) | The paulownia begins to bloom, Rainbows begin to appear.
During Clear and Bright, the weather gradually turns sunny and clear, all creatures are starting to grow , and the land is brisk and beautiful, thus the name “Clear and Bright”. There are also popular customs such as going out for a walk in nature, visit and make ritual offerings at the tombs of ancestors, and planting trees and plants. It is a mysterious solar term.
The design is mainly based ob fox with strong Eastern mysticism. The colors are based on green with the addition of rainbow to adjust the tone and create a sense of transparency. Elements of Tung Blossom is integrated to the fox’s ears to symbolize the awakening of a vigorous and spring-land.